It is absolutely possible to be fired over it (even if you do pay it back.)
As for whether you are responsible for the difference, check your employee handbook and your conditions of contract – you may have agreed to terms saying so or you may not have. That varies from employer to employer.
I worked for a few employers in roles where I was responsible for money handling, and only one required payback when my end of day take was short.
However, in that same position you would get equally in trouble if you came up *over* at the end of the day as you would if you came in *under*, so the idea was to ensure excellence and precision, not to punish theft.
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Originally Posted On: 2016-04-11