How would I know if my former employer was pressing theft charges?

I was working for a company and was caught making some fraudulent returns and
pocketing the money. They have proved it to be for approx. 350. I was confronted
about it in a meeting with higher up company leaders, they showed me what they
had on me, I admitted to it, and they told me I was to be terminated and the
police had been notified but they couldn’t arrest me because they weren’t present
at the time and I was free to leave the premises. I have not been contacted by
any police or other officials since then. It has been just over 2 weeks. Is there
a way to know if they are investigating or what I should expect? Some people I
know with legal knowledge have said if I haven’t been contacted by now, they most
likely won’t. I am very anxious about this, and if I face prosecution, it’s what
I deserve, I just want to know if there’s any way for me to know.

Asked on December 30, 2018 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

No, there is no way to know until and unless you receive a summons for court and/or are arrested: ongoing police investigations are not public; and there are still months (at least) yet that the employer could choose to press charges, so they might not have even contacted the police yet--but still could. You have to live with the uncertainty for some time now.


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