A detective left his business card on my grandmother’s door with my name asking me to call him and referenced a case number. Of course my grandmother freaked out when she got home and saw a card from a NYPD detective. Anyway she called me down in Florida (where I just moved last week) and gave me his name, number and case #. Apparently Grandma told a few other people and now everyone is telling me not to call this detective back until I have spoken to a lawyer. I’m not sure what this is about but I am guessing it has to do with a threat from a previous employer. On my last day of work I received my last paycheck and I deposited it this was in Oct 05 then Jan 06 my bank called to tell me a stop payment had been put on that check and the funds reversed out. Apparently my boss told her bank I forged the check and they in turn contacted my bank to reverse the funds. When that happened I couldn’t call the old boss cause the company had moved so I filed a claim with the department of labor for unpaid wages and when she received this claim she threatened if I went thru with it she would claim I stole the check and forged it and even file a police report to make her case stronger. Now I know I didn’t do anything wrong (I was actually fired for not “cooking” her books so she could sell her company at a higher price & blames me for her only getting half a million instead of the 1 million she really wanted). Anyway since I didn’t do anything wrong is it ok to call the detective without speaking to lawyer first? I’m not exactly sure the reason for the call but everyone says when you call & give your side to the police they can use it against you and they will tell the other party who can then make up evidence to prove your lying? I haven’t really ever dealt with the police before (expect a speeding ticket) so I don’t know if they’re as bad as my family claims and if I should call a lawyer.