Can an employer go after you for embezzlement after declaring that you owe them a specific amount of money without letting you know any proof?

Asked on March 6, 2013 under Criminal Law, West Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

A victim can file a criminal complaint if they believe that they have been the subject of a crime. However, it is up to the prosecting attorney to determine whether or not a crime has in fact been committed. If one has been committed, they then will file the appropriate criminal charge(s). At such time as a defendent is formally charged, they can ask what the prosecutor what evidence there exists against them; a prosecutor is under a legal obligation to provide the defense with all evidence.


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