If I took money from my employer and admitted it verbally but they want it in writing, what should I do?

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If I took money from my employer and admitted it verbally but they want it in writing, what should I do?

I admitted to taking money from my job and have already paid half of it back. Today they said we can set up arrangements for the rest. They told me they have to get law enforcement involved and they should be calling me soon. They want me to send my admission in writing, should I? What is the process for this? I have since left my employer for another job. I am so confused what I should to do to make this right without jail time. Should I speak with a criminal law attorney? I’m in Grand Rapids, MI.

Asked on October 31, 2011 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately, and do *not* sign anything or admit to anything in writing until you do (and probably not then, either--you lawyer will most likely warn you against doing this). Also, do not speak to anyone or say anything about this situation until you talk to your lawyer, and that includes to the authorities, if they contact you--remember, you  have a constitutional right against self-incrimination, called the right to silence.

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