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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
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Just to check are they prosecuting you in a sense they are informing the police about it or are they just making a court claim themselves?
Hello. My colleague asked me to look at this as it is my area.
Are you asking what sentence you would face?
What was the nature of your employment? how did you take this amount of money?
If you are facing charges for a theft of 2 1/2 thousand pounds then you would probably escape a custodial sentence largely because the amount is fairly lot for. However, year were the manager so the breach of trust is greater and I suppose this was sustained over a long period of time so there is aggravation.
Nevertheless, it is a low amount relatively speaking and so a custodial sentence is unlikely. It would be a community order. It is too serious for a fine.
Can I clarify anything for you?
It might be worth challenging the amount. Have they called the police yet?
Ok, well we just wait until they do.