My daughter was caught shoplifting from Kohl's for merchandise totalling $158. She was arrested of course and has a court date.
This is her first offense and hopefully her last. But yesterday, I received a letter from Kohl's saying I'M responsible to pay their fine of $175.
My questions are:
1) Kohl's is setting a fine and acting, in my opinion, like some type of legal entity who has the right to set fines.
2) This essentially is an invoice for goods and / or service for which I did not contract for.
3) They don't even know my name. It was addressed to: The parents of XXXXXXX. They're fining an unknown entity.
4) How do they know this child isn't living on her own?
5) Because my daughter was 17, the police didn't have to notify me. And, if they are charging HER as an adult, why am I expected to pay a fine?
They're threatening all sorts of legal action if it's not paid.
Signed, a really pissed off parent