There is a one year statute of limitations on misdemeanors in Arizona. Most felonies have a 7 year limitation to bring charges. The most serious felonies, such as murder have no limitation on when the charges can be brought. A petty offense is an offense in which only a fine can be imposed. Taking money from an employer will likely be treated more seriously than a petty offense. If the employer is aware of the offense, he will likely file a police report and make a claim against his insurance policy if available. It would be wise to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk through the potential charges and outcomes.
Have more questions regarding theft from employer charges? Contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question.