Accused of theft, what do I do?

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I worked for a company and resigned immediately once I found out they were trying to cheat the IRS. 3 months later they have accused me of stealing a check, signing it and depositing it into my bank account. I have checked all my accounts and nothing has been paid in. They sent me a copy of the check with the bank stamp and threatened to lay criminal charges. Where do I start to protect myself here, someone is obviously trying to set me up and make me loose my new job.

Answered 6 years ago| Contributor
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