Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello. Thank you for the question. It is my pleasure to assist you with this today.
Please bear with me as I will be online and off-line from time to time and therefore, may be delayed getting back to you. You will receive an email when I reply.
Are you asking if this is theft?
what do you mean 'would employer have any say in punishment'?
Yes, this is fraud or theft which is more serious because it’s in the position of trust and it’s a breach of trust.. It depends on the amount of money as to whether it would carry a jail sentence.
You can always make representations to the court that if the court is considering a custodial sentence, you would ask for leniency and for the custodial sentence to be suspended. Basically, you are just standing up for the culprit. No harm in doing that at all.
Since the fact that it is over 20 occasions and involves some planning, along with the breach of trust means that it’s not a crime of opportunity so that is an aggravating factor.
I think that’s going to carry a custodial sentence and there is a slim chance that it would be suspended