I recently, over the last year or so, stole some money from my work using fake accounts and documents totalling $80,000. I have been in contact with my former employers and have confessed the theft and fraud to them. They have said that they already reported it to the police and that they are also finalising their investigations with their lawyers. I want to know how long it will take for the police to contact me and if charged, how will they go about doing that? Do they have to serve me in person? What if they send it to and address I no longer live at? Also, what would be the likely punishments for this type of crime under Criminal Law? I have told my former employer that I am willing to pay back all of the money, however, it will need to be through some sort of a payment arrangement. They have told me that they will not accept any payment arrangement if it is more than 1 year. I have told them I have accepted what I did was wrong and I am deeply sorry, but it would be impossible for me to pay back the money within that timeframe. To which they replied that they didn't care who pays the money or how I get it, as long as they get it back.