i am looking for help here for a relative, long story short here, they wer the office manager for a family run company for over 23 years, took care of everything from payroll to invoicing and all bills. both parents basically left the company about 6 years ago and left it for the brothers to run who have stold from it blind including the one parent as well, my relative kept files in the office for the thousands and thousands of dollars that were spent on personal items such as house goods a small business venture for the one sons wife and numerous other things, over the last 10 years or so our family has always helped out with things for them, being in the car businees if the fathers wanted new trucks they told my relative to call me and get it handled heres what i want. bam its done.
they were having huge software and computer problems and hired a company to take care of the issues for over 15k.
soon after they had problems again, so they asked my relative if her son who is a computer junkie if he knew how to handle the problem and yes he did.
so he comes in after work and basically rebuilds the entire system for them and stays on top of any problems they have for them when one of the sons has a problem he tells my relative to call him and bam its fixed.
hes done this over the course of years, now keep in mind hes doing this as favor till the fathers say when they were still there to make sure hes paid for his time, so he says 25.00 hr. no problem, now keep in mind he makes 50.00 hr at his own job during the day.
so in the last few years one of the original parents of the company goes south and only stops in to get a profit sharing check every once in awhile.
but while hes gone the one son is robbing the company blind and his father as well thousands and thousands of dollars in checks are given to them and when my relative asks if the other father new they say yea he said ok. well they are the boss so its done, finally my relative cant take it when the other father comes for a check and surprise theres no money right now, well its in the new houses and toys.
now the one son nows my relative is about to let all the skeletons out about how him and his father are sticking it to the other father, and the son finds the file with all the reciepts of his non company purchases.
my relative is fired and a company is brough in to go over the books, 2 weeks later my relative is arrested for theft of 62k over 2 of the last years time they were there over 40k of it was checks made out to my relatives son for computer repairs, now keep in mind thats also parts as well, and he always gave them a bill for it for them to keep,
the other 20k was for overtime,
the one son says overtime was never authorized and my relative who did computer work hasnt been there in 2 years.and the work was never authorized ABSOLUTE BULL, my relative got a attorney and hes tellin them to take the first time offender program and pay the 60k back because if they go to court people at the company may say i think he was there on such and such a date but they probably cant be 100% SURE OF THE EXACT DAY, and he says we know the brothers already lied so they will lie on the stand, now understand for over 23 years all the bills she paid and everything was never authorized it was expected to be taken care of and it was, i think this is payback before my relative went to the other partner to tell them, as for the overtime my relative was told years ago to pay herselfo for overtime because she was always there making sure it ran smooth, in the investigation we knew nothing as well the money, and when they asked on tape if the overtime and work was authorized she said no there was never any kind for authqorization process they tell me to handle it and its handled.
please help me find a attorney to handle this her attorney is good but hes basically telling her it her word against theirs and they can win.
HOW CAN THEY MAKE HER PAY ALL THAT MONEY SHE NEVER EVEN RECIEVED,even the attorney says that he thinks this came about because she was going to go to the other brother to tell hem to watch his back and they were scared so they did this to blame some of the money missing on her.
and also dont forget this so called unauthorized work and overtime was going on for alot longer than 2 years as well as the overtime and that apparently isnt a prob.
ther has to be a attornry thats dealt with this , i am losing all hope in the judicial system when people like this can prosecute you based on their word over yours because you were just and employee
PLEASE HELP GET ME TO SOMEONE THAT HAS DEALT WITH THIS.;
BASED ON ALL MY RELATIVES JOURNAL THE ATTORNEY TOLD HER TO WRITE WHEN THIS STARTED HIS LATES COMMENT WAS
"LOOKS LIKE YOU WERE WORKING FOR A COMPANY LIKE ENRON FOR THE LAST YEARS"
AND BASED ON THE THINGS YOU KNOW AND SAW THAT CAN BE DOCUMENTED JUST IN TAX FRAUD, THE FIDERS FEE FROM THE IRS WILL MORE THAN COVER THE MONEY
i think there is a serious problem when you have to admit to something you didnt do, someone has to be out there to help
SO WHATS THAT SAY