My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
I work for BestBuy and I recently went into work because I was late upon receiving a call from my supervisor that i was suppose to be in the store at 10:00am the night before the companies online schedule was being "updated" so I was not able to confirm my time for the next day, but I was confident my shift was a closing one from 4:00pm to 9:45 or 10:00pm.
(Also keep in my i am on my last warning for being late and although i had not been late for the past 3 months and i was getting out of my final warning i still did not want to be late, but there was no way around it so I knew going into work i would more than likely get fired)
I come into work and try to punch in, but the computer would not let me punch in so i did a "time edit" in order to punch in. I successfully punch in, but the time was wrong because the time edit was for 10:00am instead of the time i came in which was like 10:50 (something) I think to myself well its no big they'll just probably tell me to fix it. The day goes by we were slammed and i did my job and stayed 45 minutes over pretty much in order to make up for loss time.
Note: i was late for about 45-60 minutes
I go home and next day i go back into work i clock in early everything is fine, but when i went to punch in it asked me to "acknowledge" my hours so i did and again I'm seeing the wrong time edit, but since they always tell us to fix the time discrepancies I just acknowledge the hours so i can punch in and get on with my work. A little bit later the Manager on Duty (MoD) and my supervisor which doesn't really see eye to eye with me call me into the office and start telling me all these things about the time edit and why did I do it and that if i thought I should be payed for my drive from my house into work and to all this I'm answering " no, i don't think you should i wasn't here" so then they ask me "so why did you do it?" and I said "do what?" then they go onto to explain vaguely that i had just committed a "time theft" and that i needed to write a statement, which I did and sign and date it.
At this point they are telling me that its illegal in the state of Florida to do time theft and basically scaring me and treating me like a thief then they asked If i had all of my claims clear on the piece of paper. I proceed by saying yes since i stated in the paper exactly what happened. Then they said that someone from corporate would call me in regards to the issues and that they would decide if i was going to be terminated or not.
After all this my question is basically, Can BestBuy criminally prosecute me for an honest mistake in the time sheet that my managers and supervisors could have potentially fixed by telling me to time edit it again?