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Why did you leave with immediate effect?
Thank you. Whilst you could have left early and before the end of your notice period by arguing that you had been constructively dismissed, that does not entitle you to receive the rest of your notice pay. You have decided to give up your notice pay in order to facilitate an early departure so paying yourself for the rest of the notice period, which you were not going to work, was not correct.
It may not necessarily be seen as theft by the police and the fact that it has been repaid will hopefully mean that they will not take this any further. The main issue would have been if you refused to repay it but that is not the case any more.
If the police do contact you then I suggest you advise them that this was an error of judgment due to the employment situation you had been experiencing and your incorrect assumption you are still due notice pay due to being forced to leave by the employer and hopefully they will not take it any further, especially as it has been repaid.
Does this answer your query?
Ok, so it is time which you had already worked and not for time which you had not yet worked after leaving?