What to do if money went missing at work but I was the only employee interviewed/interrogated by the police out of the 13 who had access to the money?

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What to do if money went missing at work but I was the only employee interviewed/interrogated by the police out of the 13 who had access to the money?

I brought the missing money to the manager’s attention. I agreed to be interviewed by an officer but during questioning realized I was being interrogated. The officer made no attempt to ask about the crime, they simply implied I was guilty and I would be arrested if the money didn’t reappear. The officer only asked me questions regarding my personal life. What are my next steps? Do I need a lawyer? Can I file a complaint?

Asked on June 7, 2015 under Criminal Law, Delaware

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You absolutely need to�consult with an attorney ASAP. The fact is that you did not have to speak with the police at all. However, being that you have already done so and feel that you are a "target" of the investigation, it is more critical now than ever to immediately seek legal advice. You should contact a criminal law attorney in the area of where this incident occurred. They can use their contacts within the local court system to your best advantage. And whatever you do, do not speak with the police again without having legal representation.


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