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    @Onewithwings 2844740 wrote:

    Hmm, I owe about $1500 to one though, in stolen food, cash, lotto tickets, tobacco, and alcohol. How do I make that up?

    I talked to a couple of AAers about this. Talk to an attorney (preferably one in the program, so it likely won’t cost you anything) and make arrangements to send payments to the company you stole from to his firm, who can then forward it to the company explaining an ex-employee stole this money and wanted to make amends. The statute of limitations may have to have had run out in order for the attorney to do this. This way there would be no reason to worry about being arrested, but you could stay anonymous and make direct amends.

    I don’t know if the person I talked to followed through with this or what the results were, but I thought it was a pretty good idea.



    at this point i’m not trying to concern myself with this step. but this question popped into my head..

    do people ever ACTUALLY go to jail as a result of trying to make an amends?



    yes…some do accept a jail term as their consequences for past crimes. Some who don’t have kids or careers make themselves available to serve time. Doing harm to yourself or others (committing new crimes) is not the way to go. Some make indirect ammends to avoid a jail term that would cause more harm than good.
    To answer your question directly, yes some actually choose to let a judge sentence them to time….and they go and serve it.

    Making amends are not amends if new harm or crimes are committed in the process.

    I hope I understood and answered your question.


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