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Can a company sue you for assuming you used a customer credit card info but you really didn't?

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Received a call from prev employment saying i used customer credit card info and saying i purchased a airline ticket but never did. it was $200 but i never did such thing.Fraud dept called. What can happen?

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Anyone can sue for anything. Whether the case has merit depends on the evidence one has to support their claims or defend against the claims made.

The call may be just a threat to try to intimidate you into an admission and pay. If the case is only worth $200 that is probably the case. But if you did nothing wrong you have nothing to be fearful of. The company has the burden of proving its claim. Presumably they have no evidence to pursue a frivolous case. Good luck.

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They can sue, but if they do not have any evidence, it wouldn't be successful.


If the employer believes it has sufficient evidence to establish what it says, you can be sued civilly, but it is unlikely that will occur. It is far more likely that the company will report the issue to the police and let the authorities investigate and charge you if evidence corroborates the story.

Good luck to you.

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I generally agree with my colleague but I need to add: one serious issue here is your job. Maybe your employer retaliates against you for some reason , or they want just to dismiss you and they create an incident against you.. Check your memory and your records. As you know bad reputations can follow your future employment even if your recent employer will not file a lawsuit.

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