My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CALIFORNIA
I shopped at a store 2 or 3 months ago with a credit card, and although I bought items, I shoplifted during that trip but didn't get caught. I got caught shoplifting for the fist time last week, was banned from the store & I think I was reported to a database. The LP told me I "may" get a Civil Demand in the mail but he said I'm lucky cus I'm 18+ yet no police were involved...but even though no police came to the store, can the LP still report me and have the police show up at my door? :( Is it possible (or I guess I should ask, how likely is it) for loss prevention to check my past transactions at the store and review the tapes from that date to see if I took anything during those times? And if they find anything, can I get charged for multiple offenses?
I'm really scared, I feel so guilty, I don't know what to do because I already gave those items that I took previously and got away with as presents. The first question they asked me was if I have ever stolen before, and I said no. Help :'( I'm scared. I'm so worried because they banned me from all their branches and now they have my stats/info which is even more worrisome bc I shoplifted from those branches in the past as well for presents. I have very distinct features/body type and people always say I'm very "memorable" so I doubt I would match other shoplifter profiles in the database. I can't live like this, I feel so guilty and I don't know why I would steal for presents.