My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
I worked at a retail store and made a huge mistake; I rung out a customer and forgot to take payment. Three weeks later I am confronted with the video tape and am accused of knowing the people and theft. I was told that if I sign a confession and statement (Which I had to re-write 3x before they accepted it) they would not persue any legal action against me. Now 6 weeks later I get a letter from an attorney demanding payment of $200 in 15 days, also the letter states that if I do make payment the company can still press criminal action against me.
This was a mistake in which I did do and I offered to pay the $40 (amount of actual items) at the time of confrontation. I feel that promises were made and then broken and that I was forced to sign these papers in fear of prosecution if I did not. What can I do now?