Can I be convicted as an accomplice if I released items from a store without permission from the boss to a customer who took credit?

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Asked on July 31, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you truly believed that the item that you released to the customer would be paid for but was not, you would not be deemed guilty under the law of any crime from a legal perspective. However, you could be deemed guilty of using poor judgment at work by your employer over what you did.

I suggest that you offer to pay for the item to your employer and then get an assignment of your employer's claim to sue the customer for the item in small claims court. Such an offer should go a long way with your employer.


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