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Subject:  Re: Final paycheck for thieving subcontractor? Date:  9/29/2012  4:23 PM
Author:  desertdaveataol Number:  14666 of 15018

We watched carefully and actually saw him take some items and put them in his car, we took photos of him doing this, ...

I hope you saved the pictures. Someone will want to put the pictures up on Youtube, BAD idea he can sue you for that. But keep the pictures (under lock & key).

Hopefully it's not too late to call the cops. Call them! Make an official report listing witnesses. Have the witnesses give statements to the officer. Give the cops a COPY of the pictures. The officer will give you a case number. Save it with the pictures. After a week or two you may be able to get a copy of the report. Save it too. Be aware that a picture of someone carrying something is not in-and-of-itself proof of theft.

The subcontractor may lay him off or fire him because of this. He may go to the state to complain of "unfair termination" to get unemployment insurance. Be willing to go to the hearing (not a court thing) with the pictures and witness statements and back up your subcontractor.

Doing all this will accomplish two things.
One, it will assuage your anger (you'll sleep better).
Two, it'll protect you in case the thief tries to get back at you.

If you have a lawyer ask him about it.

Desert (The world's greatest excuse pales in the face of mediocre performance.) Dave
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