It is a legal matter and you may have the authorities after you. Your employer had no right to do this. Contact the Colorado Department of Labor.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.Ask a similar question
Your employer is not permitted under the law to simply deduct the money from your salary - there is no judgement against & no garnishment of wage order.
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.Ask a similar question