Find a new job. Nothing in your posting indicates that your employer did anything illegal or could be considered grounds for a lawsuit. Unfortunately, if you are an at-will employee, your employer can terminate you at any time for any reason, and they are under no obligation to investigate claims of theft prior to terminating an accused employee.
If your employer presses charges against you, get a criminal defense attorney immediately.
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Hopefully you did not confess. It is possible that the employer will forward what proof they have to the police who may or may not contact you. If the police do contact you, DO NOT speak to them without a lawyer. The police will determine if they have enough evidence for the State to prosecute and if they believe they do, they will forward the info on to the State to make a charging decision. If the State feels they have enough evidence to prosecute you they will ask the court to issue a warrant for your arrest. Again it comes down to the evidence the store has against you.
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