Can I be charged?

I accidentally added a dollar an hour to my pay. I
wasnt aware of the mistake until I was terminated. I
payed money back and extra because I honestly am
not a thief…

Asked on December 21, 2017 under Criminal Law, West Virginia


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Commission of a crime requires both the physical act and the mental state which is intent. 
Since you did not intend to steal and by mistake added a dollar an hour to your pay, you should not be charged with a crime.

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