My question involves criminal law for the state of: AZ
I upset and confused over my 20 year old daughter being accused off shoplifting.
Myself and 2 daughters shopped at Winco, while there one daughter left us and gathered some school supplies for her niece & nephew (my grandchildren). She didn't have the cart and placed an eraser, crayons and scissors in 2 mesh (see through) pencil pouches. Returned to us, showed us what she'd gotten and placed the items in the cart. After shopping for appx 40 more minutes we checked out. The pencil pouches were placed on the conveyor with the other $150+ groceries/items and rung up. I was talking to the cashier (I paid), my 2 daughters were bagging the groceries. No one noticed that the cashier had not rung up the items inside the pencil pouches. We were stopped at the door and my daughter was wisked away. This was a complete oversight. It had been our intention to pay for the items and expectation that they would be rung up. We were not given that option. How can my daughter be accused of shoplifting when nothing was ever concealed?