What will happen if I wrote checks to myself from a company that I did work for?

I was engaged to the owner of a LLC and did his bookkeeping. He signed the checks, I filled them out and paid bills. Then, 2 months ago, I wrote a check to myself for $1500. What will happen to me?

Asked on September 29, 2013 under Criminal Law, Colorado


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you wrote a check out to yourself for $1,500 that the owner did not authorize, you engaged in a dishonest act that could lead to a criminal and/or civil action against you. I suggest that you come cean with what you did and reimbuse the company the $1,500 plus accrued interest.

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