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my 17 year old son was employed at a local car wash in michigan. he loved his job very much and did a good enough job to be promoted to weekend manager. last march he was approached by the manager and told that he was fired because several deposits that he was responsible for were short at the bank. one deposit at the local wash was short about $100.00. we live close to the indiana border so management sent him to the indiana car wash several times. management claims that there were some deposits that were short that totaled about $1,300. because my son was there every time the money was missing, he was blamed for stealing it. just yesterday, may 10, my son received a letter from the local police saying there was a warrant for his arrest for "embezzlement - agent or trustee less than $200." i took him to the police station today, he was booked as an adult, and i posted $500.00 cash bond. so far we have not heard anything from the state of indiana. i don't know why the company would charge him for the petty amount and not the larger amount. my main question is, what should we expect. my son has an arraignment date of june 4, should we retain an attorney before that date or wait until after he pleads? is this a misdemeanor or felony? my son will be pleading not guilty. i have given him many opportunities to confess, letting him know that i would stick by him no matter what and he still claims he is innocent. since he was not the only kid at the car wash, do they have to "prove" that he took it or is he just guilty since he was the person responsible. any help will be appreciated. at this point in time i'm completely in the dark.

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