My question involves criminal law for the state of: South Carolina
So I'll keep this short. I was working at a mall kiosk. I was often paid under the table, and more often than not my boss made errors and would either over/under pay me (mostly under.) All the daily paperwork is paper, no computers, no clock in machine.
So I was let go recently, and to avoid an awkward situation of picking up my final pay I opted to go right after closing. (i was also in school and had another job so it really was impossible for me to go when they were open unless it was on a weekend.) I also have a key. So I get there, pick up my envelope and it's $50 short. So I took the money from the day's prior sales. (something I had done many of times if my check was ever short and I'd leave a note." I also left the my key on top of the kiosk just to be rude. So the next day I find out that he's filing charges. I'm thinking whatever, it was my money, if i wanted to steal i would have take the $400 that was there. Besides he has no proof it was me. Two weeks go by and I get a call from an officer saying he just needs my statement. (another employee who was fired the same day as me also got this call) So whatever I went to talk to him which I later realized was a bad idea. I didn't say much. After a lot of BS-ing he turned on his "bad cop" routine saying he had "video evidence." And he never really told me what was missing, I asked and he responded "some cash and some items" So either he's lying or my former boss lied and said things were missing. Back to the "video evidence" First off, there is a huge skylight where I work and no possible place for camera's I even went back and couldn't see a single one. So I'm thinking if they have evidence I'd be arrested so I just assumed he's lying. Somehow a polygraph gets brought up and I was like sure, why not. After reading and educating myself I realize this is a bad idea so I am going to call him and cancel it.
So once I call the officer to cancel what should happen?
Does he have enough evidence to issue a warrant or summons? Which would most likely be issued? There is no way to prove that he under payed me. So I feel like this was a mistake gone horribly wrong.
I feel like if he had evidence then he wouldn't need a polygraph, right?
So obviously there are camera's outside the mall as well as me admitting to being there, but that doesn't prove much. Plus the time he said that I was there was way off from when I was actually there, I just didn't correct him.
I mean, what if the girl who opened the next morning, got there, saw things were missing and took a some more cash and items and hoped it got pinned on me?
Any help would be great so I can get on with my life. I wish I could just return the stupid money to have avoided all of this mess.