scared to death
I worked for a company for 7 months. After 5 months I still was not caught up on all the bills. In general conversation I told the owner I was going to have to sell my house and possibly move to a different area. I went on to discuss salary advances with him. He said we'd see what we could do. My mistake was, I gave myself overpayments on my salary to catch up on bills without a written agreement from him, but always with the intent to pay this money back to the company. I since left the company due to some harassment, which the boss/owner was aware of, but have been unable to pay them back. His lawyer contacted me, and I met with them to discuss this. He is charging me almost twice what I borrowed, discussing the situation with my friends who are not employees of his company, and telling me I committed a felony. I was in such shock at his lawyers office, I signed some kind of forebearance agreement. Several days later when I calmed down, I noticed this agreement also released him and the company of any present or future allegations/cahrges of sexual harassment. I want to pay the money back, but he wants it all at once in about 7 days. I am a single mom supporting 3 kids without child support, and now am finding difficulty finding another job. Needless to say, I do not list this employer on my resume after the meeting with him and his lawyer. What should I do? Did I commit a felony? What are the state charges in KS for something like this? Please help me, I really have nowhere else to turn with question.