My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Jersey
Two monhs ago I resigned from my job as a junior partner in a small company (LLC) because I did not agree with some of the company's business practices.. In preparation for creating a separation agreement, which has been stonewalled by the senior partner over the past two months, I recently reviewed all of the bank statements for the past 3 years to reconcile them with verbal/written agreements with the senior partner. I find that in a few cases I overpaid myself -- once for $7K, another time for $25K, and thirdly, a couple business vouchers look questionable. (I was responsible for writing checks and doing the accounting.) I think the $7K was a mistake and the $25K was an oversight that I intended to correct later, but never did, and the business vouchers were carelessness. Now, I am wondering what to do. Shouild I announce this to the senior partner pre-emptively or wait until he discovers it? Should I send him a check before he discovers the problem? I don't want to keep money that is not mine and also do not want to be subject to criminal charges. I am afraid to bring this up because the senior partner is very angry with me and will use this as a way to retaliate. BTW, the senior partner received monthly bank statements but often did not review them in detail.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide.