Hi, I have been caught on CCTV recently, taking out $30 from the cash register of the retail store i work at. I am trying to come to a settlement with them, either to pay up the exact amount or the amount interest. One of the four bosses seems unwilling to accept this offer and keeps insisting on bringing the matter up to the police.My question is, what is the worst that can happen to me? It is my first crime, and all my records are clean. And lets say if they agree to accept my settlement, and we write everything in black and white that i have paid the amount that i took, does this mean that they have no case against me anymore since they chose to accept the settlement?Secondly, I have worked for this company for about 4-5 months of which, I have done a couple of over-time and have worked on public holidays. I have not gotten any of my overtime pay since my first month or two. My boss has verbally agreed that I can choose to either be paid for the over-time or i can claim my hours off, neither of which has been done. As for public holidays, i understand that i have to either be paid 1.5x my daily pay or given an off in lieu, again, neither of which has been given to me.Should i use this as a ''collateral'' in case they really wish to pursue my theft case? If they accept my settlement and write everything in black and white, should i still pursue my case?They have also told me to leave expired drinks on the shelves and there are a number of regular customers who have complained that the drinks taste funny and have realized that it is expired.Please advice. Thanks.
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