I feel so desperate now. This has been going on for the last 6 years.
My previous employer filed a case of Qualified Theft and estafa against me.
Ganito po kasi ang nangyari: During the time that I was on my Mateniry leave our finace officer made some auditing and have told me na there a sum of money missing in our team. Even though I was on ML back then I went to the office when they asked to go on a meeting with our upper management. Not knowing that was already an admin hearing of the said missing money. During the conversation I have mentioned that some of those money missing where used to cover my credit card bills but not all of them.
After that day (I am still on my ML), I had sent the office my resignation that is to use the the back pay as the payment for the missing money.
They had denied to give me my 13th month pay VL ans SL conversion as they opted to terminate and denied my resignation.
I sent them another letter stating that I am willing to settle the amount in an installment once I regain back from giving birth and found a new job. They reply was that I need to send them post dated check for that.
After a few months of missing payment since I was still out of job; nag-file na sila ng case against me sa RTC. I was late during the hearing becuase of my new job. But I was able to talk to the judge and said that I am willing to fix this. Di na ako nag-file ng counter affidavit kahit na alam ko may laban ako dahil they did not include in the compuation of the amount that was to be settled ung sa Income tax return ko for that year which can help lessen the amount.
RTC resolution was that since the company had accepted the situation as loan agreement. I am then to make a payment for them instead and had dismissed the case of estafa and qualified theft.
Then they made an appeal sa court of appeals and the resolution was that RTC need to file a crime of estafa under the revise penal code.
I just recieved the letter today that RTC had filed a crime of estafa against.
Anu po mangyayari dito? what are options since I am willing to settle all of this amount para mataos na. I ahve 3 kids and I am afraid that the police will just arrest me anytime since di naman ako lumipat ng bahay.
Please HELP me!!! Any lawyers na pwede kong lapitan for this.