Can I get compensated for lost wages?

Asked 10 months ago - Aiken, SC

I was a store manager and I made deposits every night but this particular night there was money left in the box, apparently the box was broken because no money would drop so my friend then gets out and snatches a bag out and threw it in her truck. I get home I call the cops and my boss told them what she did they asked me to call her so I did so she could bring the money to my apt. she came they retrieved the money both the cops and my boss told me to calm down I did the right thing, because I was hysterical I cried and cried. Then a few days later found out I had a warrant, I turned myself end up losing my job because it took them 16 months just to dismiss the case I. My pic was in the paper and its still online affecting me and my business what can I do. I

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  1. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . Your facts are a little unclear. You do not state the charges that were filed against you, or how that made you unable to work. In addition, there is not enough information regarding whether or not there was probable cause to charge you in the first place. You also do not indicate who you think should compensate you, the state, employer, your friend?

  2. Tatiana Kadetskaya

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Discuss all the facts with a local personal injury lawyer

  3. Christian K. Lassen II


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    Answered . More facts are needed, but unlikely, however, call a local lawyer to discuss in detail.

  4. Andrew Daniel Myers

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    Answered . Personal injury was the heading for this post but the issues are unclear. I'll be the first to tell you it is highly unlikely you have any claim for wrongful termination. End of the day store management closing procedure requires an accurate count of any and all cash, completion of a deposit slip manually , electronically or otherwise and transpost of that cash in a cash security bag, box or other locked deposit transport. That "there was money left in the box, apparently the box was broken because no money would drop" makes no sense. Make no further comments about this sutuation without review with an attorney and do your best to find new employment and move forward. I wish you the best.

    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers, North Andover, MA & Derry, NH provide answers for informational purposes only.... more

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