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"theft from employer"
I live in the uk, today I was suspended by my retail work place for allegedly taking £2, I had taken it from the till to give to a customer who claimed they'd been short changed but before I had a chance to give her the £2 I had a security spot check, I hadn't declared taking the money from the till on the system because there was no evidence to say they customer was short changed. Because I was in the knowledge that I couldn't give money without a receipt I told the security officers that £2 was mine, I should have told the truth but I thought I'd avoid questions if I said this. They decided to review the footage and have the proof of me taking £2 but because this accusation was made about 4 hours after the incident I couldn't remember who the customer was so I could not identify them. There is no proof me talking to a customer as there are only cameras at the till and not the tables where they eat(this is when the customer confronted me). I have a previous caution for theft from employer from 2 years ago at the value of £10, I had learnt a lesson after that and hadn't done it again. Does anyone have any advice that I could use or experience from simular situations? They have also put a black mark against me for making a coffee for myself, although I'm not too worried about this because even the security officers and other staff help themselves to whole meals and drinks at will which is against the company policy, it looks like they're getting more ammunition for action by using this too. Does anyone have any idea where I'd stand from a legal point of view and if this is enough evidence to take me to court and if yes then what the possible outcomes would be?