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    Default Restitution for Shoplifting

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Arizona
    My 15 yr old daughter was busted by store security at Wal-Mart for shoplifting some T-shirts. She was charged and pleaded guilty. She did some community service, and a diversion program for which we paid a fee to the county. We were contacted by a Company named Bennett Law PLLC. The company is demanding $100.00 restitution on Wal-Mart's behalf. Can they legally do that without a court order? I also question their practices. We were intially contacted via a recorded message by phone stating that it was not from a telemarketer but we needed to contact them regarding "an important financial matter". Since it sounded like a junk call, we ignored it. We recieved more of the messages and we were eventually contacted by a live person who informed us we had to pay $100.00. We requested a written letter to that effect to which they agreed. We heard nothing for some time until they called again, at that time they were rude and said that they sent a letter which we never recieved, and did not think they could send another one. Long story short, after several requests we finally did recieve a letter. I searched the company and address on a site for legal businesses in Utah and could not find them.

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    Default Re: Restitution for Shoplifting

    Bennett Law PLLC is one of the companies WalMart uses for Loss Recovery.

    What you've received is a civil demand. Not only is it legal, if you don't pay it, you can be taken to court and sued for it, plus court costs and attorney fees.
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    Default Re: Restitution for Shoplifting

    Quote Quoting LawResearcherMissy
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    Bennett Law PLLC is one of the companies WalMart uses for Loss Recovery.

    What you've received is a civil demand. Not only is it legal, if you don't pay it, you can be taken to court and sued for it, plus court costs and attorney fees.
    Thank you!

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