I was caught on camera taking money, which I have admitted to and I'm looking for ways to pay them back. The money I took was in the ballpark figure of $5,000-$7,500 total. This was over a period of time, though. Say no longer than 18 months, probably less. The venue I was working in is now comparing the books of its takings with the venue it owns next door. They are now trying to say that because of the difference in revenue I have been stealing $3,000-$4,000 a week for the past 2 and a half years. Which works out to be around $500,000! Which I know for a fact isn't true and I'm sure their cameras could prove that. I understand that they want to make an example of me but is there any chance I would be able to protect myself from getting charged with so much that I didn't do? Or can they get away with this and I'll just basically get buried? The company has turned around and said if I give them $50k that that will be it and part ways. Or they claim it on insurance and report me and I get charged. - Under Criminal Law, can they charge me with the $3-4k a night without video proof? - What happens next? Jail time? If so, how long am I looking at? - They said they won't go to the cops if I give them $50k? -I did admit to taking money verbally, haven't signed anything. -Am willing to pay it back once I have the money, currently jobless. -Am willing to cooperate an help them find a way to stop it from happening to then in the future. -I am deeply regretful and remorseful. -I feel like they are trying to bully me into paying up money I didn't even take.