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QLD Theft of Money from Work - What Happens Next?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Damosous75, 17 August 2015.

  1. Damosous75

    Damosous75 Member

    17 August 2015
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    I used money from work to gamble. I have admitted to this and lost my job. The theft has been reported to the police. What happens next?
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

    14 April 2014
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    Hi @Damosous75,
    What happens next is generally uncertain. That said, in a typical gambling theft investigation:
    1. You may be interviewed by police about the alleged theft;
    2. You may be arrested and charged with one or more offences;
    3. The police may submit a brief of evidence to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) based on statements provided by you and your former employer. They may also attempt to substantiate your statements by collecting evidence from bank/s and your gambling locations; and
    4. The DPP may review the brief of evidence and decide how to manage your prosecution.
    Please consider engaging a criminal lawyer (or legal aid, if you don't have available funds) at your earliest opportunity. All the best and please keep us update with your progress.

    Further resources:
    Being charged with an offence | Your rights, crime and the law | Queensland Government
    Legal Aid Queensland - Fact Sheet - Have You Been Charged with an Offence? [PDF]
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