On October of this year I was brought in to my job’s office. The LP guy made me sign a paper as he was conducting an investigation. I was scared and confessed to retail theft as an employee. I got a civil demand letter to pay $500 for the merchandise stolen plus $500 more from the store against me. I have already paid part of if. The LP guy sAid as long as I paid i would be fine. I am really scared because I have never gotten in trouble and I am young and going to college. I have a really high GPA and do community service. Am I in the national theft data base? How will this affect me? I am also planning to go to dental school and it scares me that this might affect me really bad
A civil demand letter is just that, a civil not criminal matter. If you pay the demand in full, your employer will not report the matter to the police or sue you. You will not have an arrest record because you will not have been arrested. You will not have any kind of criminal record because no criminal proceeding will ever have been commenced against you. Pay the money and don't ever take stuff you have not paid for. You should be fine once the demand is satisfied.
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