The penal codes are PC368(e) & PC484G(a). I had stole a elderly’s credit card from my job, i admit It was me, i didnt get arrested i was told getting a letter through the mail with a court date, im worried i will do time.
My advice would be to not speak with the police and also to contact an attorney. If the amount in controversy is more than $950, you may be charged with a felony. However, if the officer told you to expect a letter in the mail, that’s a decent indication that he will recommend misdemeanor only charges to the DA. Neither crime has “statutory minimum” jail time and both are probation eligible. You’ll probably want to speak with a lawyer to discuss legal defenses and to help you try to get alternative sentencing, if appropriate.