Apology Letter for Stealing in a Company

By | October 25, 2016

Stealing is a no no! This is especially true where your workplace is concerned. Imagine the embarrassment of being found out! Not to forget the fact that you will be disciplined – possibly fired too!

But if something like this has happened, it’s best to write to your boss (or whoever was affected by the theft) and provide an explanation (or apologize) for what happened. This way, you might still lose your job but maybe you won’t be handed over to the authorities. So, how does one start writing this extremely difficult letter? The best way is to get right to the point. There is no reason to beat about the bush – if you’ve done something as wrong as stealing from your company, the least you can do is come clean and apologize. In your letter, provide details of why you did what you did and suggest how you can make amends.

Will a sample apology letter help? Here you go!


Sample Apology Letter for Stealing in a Company


October 25, 2016

Mr. Armand Weatherspoon
Director Finance
Hilary Financial Services
12 Coile Road
Comer, GA 12025


Dear Mr. Weatherspoon:

With utmost embarrassment and regret, I ask you to forgive me for the terrible act that I committed. It has been on my conscience for a very long time and I think it is time I owed up. I had been meaning to tell you earlier, before you chanced upon this discrepancy in the company accounts, but of course, it did not stay hidden for long!

It was never my intention to steal from the company – I was merely borrowing the money, hoping to reimburse it soon. I realize that being in a position of trust, I should have been more responsible than I was. And I am mortified now that I realize the error of my ways. It might not be possible to believe much of what I say at this point in time, but hurting the company was never my intension – I was merely trying to raise some funds for my wife’s impending surgery, for which we are not covered by our insurance plans. Nonetheless, it was wrong of me to do this and I am truly sorry for my actions.

I realize that I am not fit to work at this position anymore, and will be making other arrangements as soon as I pay back what is owed to the organization. I request you not to call in the authorities, and would appreciate your cooperation in this regard.



Harold Mane
Hilary Financial Services