My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: North Carolina.
My husband and I both have part time jobs at a local gym. He picked up our checks and deposited them (we have separate bank accounts) and I noticed that my check was too much. The VP called me, and I agreed that it was incorrect and I would repay the money. He wanted me to come right then, was yelling, hanging up on me, kept calling me. The check was for $711 and some change. I ended up quitting and he in turn banned me from the gym. In writing, wants to refund my $199 paid in full membership. Now they are also holding 3 of my small paychecks. Yesterday, the payroll lady called me, long story short, I told her, I would happy to mail the difference (about $377) and be done with it.
She informs me that I have pay the $711 in full, cash or money order, or they will file criminal charges on Monday. I didn't steal the money, I didn't even deposit it, and I am trying to make it right, but I don't think this is fair? Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated. (I have also saved all the texts and emails stating the above amounts)