If I only steal one item, can I be charged with employee theft?

Employee theft can involve anything as minimal as taking home a package of pens from work. Unfortunately, employee theft accounts for a loss of $50 billion dollars every year. All of the small items stolen add up over time, therefore, employers can press charges for any single item taken without permission. If you are caught taking even a single item from your work, you may be facing criminal charges, should your employer choose to pursue them. If you have been charged with employee theft, you may need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your legal rights.