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Stealing and cashing money orders? Fraud, Embezzlement, Bad Checks

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Learnedmylesson17, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Learnedmylesson17

    Learnedmylesson17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Regardless of how I explain this, deep down I knew what she was doing. So I am just as guilty. But I am wondering what my options are, and what could happen to me.
    I have NEVER been arrested or even got a traffic ticket. EVER. I'm 27. I am a single mom of beautiful children.
    To make a long story short.....
    I was a Property Manager. And I had a leasing Manager. People would pay their rent in money orders and sometimes not fill it in. So blank...sometimes with stub attached and sometimes without. And hand it over. Originally I never thought she was stealing. But in the end I knew, said something to my COO and she did not believe me. So it continued over a 3 month course. But in the beginning she was giving them to me and asking me to cash them. She was busy at work etc, and needed the money. She originally told me they were her child support payments. (Like i said i eventually caught on) But she was getting very sloppy in the end and they figured it out. After I knew what she was doing for sure, I stopped cashing them. But prior to that, I had already cashed $9000 worth at my bank. I told my COO she didn't believe me...and never brought it back up. She continued on her own. They found out when one of the tenants came in saying she paid rent but was getting a 3 day notice. Then they really started investigating. Now they have found EVERYTHING. Ive tried to explain everything to them, and point out that I told them she was stealing but they want no part of it. I was very stupid to have done anything for her. And wondering what i could be facing now? Is it grand theft?
    This was all over a 6 months period. We had been working together for awhile so we always did stuff for each other so it wasn't unusual to do her a favor or vice versa. If that makes sense.
    Thanks
     
  2. charlie43440

    charlie43440 New Member

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    In a short answer, yes, you can be found to be complicit in the offense but... Your lack of knowledge may help you during a pre sentence investigation. You might be wise to call the prosecutors office and explain your involvement and offer your testimony against the girl in exchange for immunity. Only the prosecutor can offer you immunity, not the police.

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  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    That's big time felony level and you can go to jail for a long, long time.

    I suggest you hire yourself a good criminal defense attorney right NOW and stop talking about this to ANYBODY except the criminal defense attorney.

    If ANYBODY tries to talk to you about this say "Sorry, I'm not going to discuss anything without my lawyer."

    Watch these videos and learn why ANYTHING you say, even professing your innocence, can get you convicted.





    (Then go to Amazon and buy his book.)
     
  4. Learnedmylesson17

    Learnedmylesson17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ive already spoken with them, they are pursuing charges. But will not tell me the charges nor speak to me anymore. They said they are waiting for all the evidence. I am searching now for the right lawyer for myself. What are the chances of me getting house arrest or probation if they fin me guilty? I do not want to go to jail at all.
     
  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Doing that without an attorney would be absolutely INSANE.

    Charlie, you need to watch the videos, too.
     
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  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Big mistake.

    What does that mean?

    How tough can it be to call up a criminal defense attorney and say "I'd like an appointment and I'll bring my checkbook"? If you are looking to get off cheap in lawyer fees, that's not going to happen.
     
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  7. Learnedmylesson17

    Learnedmylesson17 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have an appt with 3 Monday.
     
  8. charlie43440

    charlie43440 New Member

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    Absolutely! I should have had that in my answer.

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  9. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding me? Lack of knowledge? That's hard for me to swallow and I think it would be the same for any panel of jurors.
     
  10. charlie43440

    charlie43440 New Member

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    Two things: That's why I said May.. and two, luckily for her.. Jurors don't determine the sentence,

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  11. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Sadly, in FL you're correct.

    We Should Tell Juries the Truth
     
  12. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    No, they just determine guilt or innocence. :rolleyes:
     

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