Employer accused me of stealing items because they found items in bottom of a box in my work area (which other people in office have free access to). I was terminated via email. In termination email they stated that they found the items, and that they did an audit of what they thought were other missing items, but those items appeared during their audit. They stated that they filed a police report for felony theft against me because the items that they claim I stole (the items that never left their possession or property and they fully accounted for) were worth $1,700.
What actions should I take to protect myself from their claims? How can I find if there really is a police report? What recourse do I have against their absurd claims that I stole items but nothing is missing? I am livid!