a question about shoplifting.
I was Macy's today and they caught me. Total amount was $163.98.
I didnt want any trouble and I paid $200 immediately for the Civil Recovery Law. And then they called police, and she asked some questions about me, bla bla.. And she gave me a ticket which is $429 and it is due 1/20/2010. She asked me If I want to go to court, and i said no~ because I know I am guilty.
This happened in Madison, WI. I am an international student, and holding a student visa(J1). I am graduating this year, and I will be leaving this country on the 31st december 2009. The police didn't ask, so i didn't say anything of course.
I was wondering what happens if I don't pay the money? Maybe for the future in case of applying for visa for USA, do you think is it going to be a problem? Should I pay no matter what?
Thank you so much!