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I have been accused of stealing by a woman that i used to go house clean for. I cleaned for her for a few months, starting mid october untill christmass and i have not seen her since nor have i been to her house. I have remained in touch via texting with her and have always had a friendly relationship. About a month ago she called me accusing me of i dont know what went missing from her house. She threatened to have videos of me and i asked fo see them. She said she will contact the police and after a week the police called me to hear my side of the story upon which i went to the police department to them everything i know, offered to watch any videos she may have and i even signed a voluntary statement that i dis not ever take anything from her house. It has been two-three weeks since and now the polica have called me saying that tbey found a partial print on an item from her house and they would like me to come down and do fingerprints so that we can put this behind us. I do not want to give the police my fingerprints as this will only involve me further and i an in school and do not want any files being open on my behalf which can only get me in trouble with school. How should i approach this issue?
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Have you been formally arrested at any stage please?
Customer: No not at all the police officer was very clear that i am not in any trouble or anything they just wanted to hear my side of the story
Customer: In the voicemail the police left me uesterday they juts ask if i could please come down and do fingerprints as previously i said i would if that helps resolve this issue and the policeman jist says of i could come down so they can stop bothering me and put this behind us that is all he mentions.
Alex Watts : It's bad news I am afraid. IF you refuse to give your fingerprints you can be arrested and they can force you to give them
Alex Watts : the law only requires an officer to have a reasonable suspicion you have committed an offence in order you to require to submit your fingerprints
Alex Watts : I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

What does it mean for me if they have my fingerprints? does that mean that they will have a file opened on me and whomever looks into me personally will be able to see that the police are investigating me?


I can't believe this. I never did anything wrong.


How can I end this permanently. I do not wish to be involved with this anymore. If i give them my fingerprints then hat happens next? obviously I cleaned her whole house so my fingerprints are everywhere. so what does that mean for me.


does this mean that they are pressing charges against me? and if so, doesnt that mean that they will have to have some reasonable evidence? I swear i never took anything so even if she does have videos which the police said she never showed just threatened to show, then it will be clear that i never ever took anything! there is no reason for me to be in fear or have the police open a file on me. i never did anything wrong!

Alex Watts : No one else will know. You have to allow the police to investigate. You have not been charged.
Alex Watts : The police may prosecure or take no further action
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?

Thank you.

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