Defending Against Employee Theft Charges
As defined in section 503 of California’s Penal Code, acts in which an employer’s property is taken fraudulently by a person who has been entrusted to care for that property is considered employee theft. Since these charges may have a serious and life-long impact on those who are convicted, it is highly advisable that legal representation is secured as early on in the legal process as possible. Our San Jose legal team will do everything they possibly can to protect your future.
Common Forms of Employee Theft
Given the loose definition of employee theft, the offense may include a diverse range of alleged actions, the most common of which include:
- Paying for personal expenses with a company credit card
- Taking company merchandise for personal use
- Stealing money from a business cash register
- Providing unauthorized company discounts to friends and families
The penalties handed out to those convicted of employee theft depend heavily upon the total amount of property stolen from a company; under some circumstances, an individual may be sentenced to jail time, be made to pay fines, and/or offer restitution to the company he or she stole from.
Consult with a San Jose Employee Theft Attorney
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