My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia.
My brother was recently charged with Theft By Conversion by his employer. He says he's innocent and I believe him. He delivers product for his employer, and the employer is accusing my brother of this crime, because he said that the amount of product when he returns at the end of the day, does not match up with what the documents say he should have left, based off of the amount of product that it states he left with. The dollar value that the employer has placed on the product is pretty high, and I KNOW my brother does not have this kind of money (no where near it), to have taken that much product and sold it, which is what they're claiming. My brother turned himself in when he found out about the charges and was released on a signature bond, but he has to appear in court next week. He's NEVER in his life been in any trouble, so this is just really devastating to all of us and just need to know what we're up against. Wouldn't they need some type of proof to convict him of something like this?? And if for some reason he's found guilty (pray he's not), what type of sentence is he looking at???
Any information would be appreciated.