Roseville, CA asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California

Q: Am i likely to get arrested for theft from my employer?

Im a 19 year old employee who was caught stealing money from the till at Safeway, im currently on pending investigation suspension, and have already admitted to it after hearing the evidence from the investigator, and was told i would hear about the result by Tuesday at the latest. My question is should the company choose to file charges are the police likely to arrest me on monday or Tuesday and if so would it be possible to self surrender?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Depends on your employer and how they decided to handle the matter.

You might want to consider, without admitting to theft, offering to pay back any shortages as a result of your mistakes. IF your employer is made whole and suffered no loses it could save money in legal fees and a criminal conviction.

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