Hi everyone, i'm new here, but I have a question...
My friend was caught shoplifting at a Target in Southern California. He was stopped by security and (we think) a plainclothes LPO escorted him back to the security office. He had about $40 of merchandise on him. Police weren't called, but a report was taken by the LPO with his soc. security #, name, address, but no ID (didn't have it on him). He signed a paper stating what he had taken, and was released. He was advised that he would be recieving a letter/fine from Target, and that he was banned from the store. Nothing was mentioned about court or pressing charges.
My question is...do CA Targets always press charges or file reports to the police? Or are they different for certain situations? What can he expect? He's never gotten in trouble before and he's VERY nervous (as he should be) about it. I hope someone can offer advice.