Columbus, GA asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia

Q: Should I have anything to worry about or that I will have to handle?

Hello, I worked as a retail associate selling cell phones. In that position there was fraud going on with associates also selling phones were doing fraud and selling it to people using other peoples names basically a scammer. Will or can I still be charged for that? I unknowingly sold him phones before and didn’t realize it was fraud as I thought he was purchasing phones for friends and I was young and not even warned or trained properly about any of this to defend against this or even notified of it. Other associates have been charged and approached on charges. I have never been approached in regards but I was told Because I quit before They could that I shouldn’t be charged or I should be in the clear. I quit for other reasons dealing with depression and anxiety. But I quit before other members were arrested and charged. I have been to the store and get anxiety about it. Do I have anything to worry about?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: All depends on the investigation and what turns up. You can also either sit silently OR actively participate, if you have an appetite or desire for that. If you may be criminally liable, advance cooperation can also be mitigation for when you face potential consequences. Generally I advise people to keep quiet and, if asked ANYTHING, they need to remain silent and lawyer up. Investigators are allowed to lie to you and ANYTHING you say WILL be used against you. They will twist even the most innocent statements. If you have ANY exposure, it is probably worth you spending a few bucks to talk with a LOCAL lawyer.

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