Yes, I got caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Dumb, I know, but desperate times calls for desperate measures. Lost my head for a minute, and got caught shoplifting items that were under $25 total. I was taken to a back room where the LP woman took my license, phone number, and SSN. I made sure to comply to everything she asked me, including if I had been caught stealing at Wal Mart before and I said no. She repeated the question and again, I said no. After she filled out the paperwork, she told me that since the items were under $25 that I would not be prosecuted, but if I was caught again, no matter the amount, I would be. Then she said I was free to go.
My questions are
1) Will this show up in a national background check for potential employers?
2) Will I receive a fine or letter in the mail? I've read some forums where people have been fined, but the LP woman did not say anything about any sort of letter in the mail.
3) What is the database that she entered me in? Is that exclusive to all Wal Marts or do they use a national database where other stores see that you shoplifted?