17 years in total.
Extremely helpful advice. I have made no financial gain, they are stating that I have breached there business rules in retaining records. If they wanted to recover money, as they threatended, I am assuming they would have to do this via the Civil Law processes?
The evidence they have provided is very vague, they state "It's clear he was overpaid $6k over the last year because he claimed the maximum meal limit each day, but only supplied a weekly personal grocery receipt in a much smaller amount - but he also admitted doing this for 7 year". There is nothing else they have provided. If they made a civil case outside of employment, I am assuming it would lie with them to satisfy beyond reasonable doubt that I did something wrong.
I wanted to add that over the last 5-6 years, I have been rated as an outstanding employee who has been rewarded the highest appraisal score. My employer was not happy that I have taken a job elsewhere, and I think they have done this out of bitterness.
Some minor development, I spoke to one of the managers involved, and they told me that I will be expected to make a gesture of paying back the non-receipted expenses. However, if I do this, it feels then I am admitting wrong doing. What is your advice on this from a legal perspective?