Employee Theft Defense
Employee theft can refer to many actions, ranging from the pilfering of a small amount of money or goods to sophisticated embezzlement schemes. Retail employees, bookkeepers, managers, nonprofit employees and church staff are among the many kinds of employees who can be accused of property crimes such as:
- The alleged theft of cash, merchandise, equipment or company property
- Misappropriation of funds
- The writing of fraudulent checks
- Credit card fraud or another crime related to customer data
- Embezzlement, wire fraud and other white collar crimes — on the state or federal level
If you made a mistake regarding property or money belonging to your employer, or if you are being falsely accused of employee theft, be sure to talk to an experienced lawyer before you talk to the police. Whether your case seems minor or large scale, you could face significant penalties, some of which could affect you in the long term.
Representing Employees In Misdemeanor And Felony Cases
I am Steven J. Sherlag, a Portland criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience. I represent employees accused of theft-related misdemeanors and felonies, providing the strongest possible protection of my clients’ rights. I can help you resolve your case as favorably as possible, whether that means negotiating a favorable plea, seeking probation or fighting the case at trial.
Every case is different. I can answer your questions if you or a loved one was charged with or is being investigated for theft. Contact me today.
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