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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting at Macys

    There is no reason to call the store. Macy's does report their shoplifters to the National Retail Theft Database.
  2. Thread: Criminal Record

    by BMW382
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Criminal Record

    She definitely needs an attorney. Ask that the surveillance video be played at court (if there is a video). Hopefully the other girl will backyour daughter up and explain that she had nothing to do...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifted at Kohls.please

    Stores can have cameras in the common areas of a fitting room. Also, LPs can make apprehensions when you steal in a fitting room. However, if you weren't stopped then you're probably okay. I...
  4. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Paying Restitution Fee, Don't Know What's Going to Happen

    You shouldn't be facing ay criminal charges. You resolved the case for the LP department and are paying the promissory note. The issue should be finished when you send in your payment.
  5. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Second Time. What Can I Expect Long Island, New York

    Can the OP please explain how they were caught shoplifting without stealing anything?
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting With a Friend

    I've never heard of youthful offender past 17 but I guess it could happen. Your best bet is to get an attorney and see what they can do for you.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting from Wal Mart

    I believe that North Carolina has a concealment law so by putting the item in your pocket, they could have charged you regardless of if you putting it back or not. I would not recommend you...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting at Macy's with Police Involved

    It is the policy of every retailer that I know of (including Macy's) to not allow shoplifters to pay for items they stole. As to the prosecution, it doesn't matter if the items weren't over $100,...
  9. Thread: Civil Damages

    by BMW382
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Civil Damages

    The Civil Demand and criminal proceedings are two completely different things. They still have every right to demand these charges as the group did steal from the store. There should be a phone...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Unreasonable Search and Detention of a Minor

    1. Is this a 4th Amendment violation of unreasonable search?
    -No. The male employee left the room and the other employee turned their back.
    2. Is this a 4th Amendment violation of seizure...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: If I Had Actually Committed a Crime

    They can charge whoever they want. You both need to consult an attorney. It depends what the judge makes of the tape when you go to court. Nobody can say what the outcome will be.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Price Tag Switching and Used Credit Card

    Stop committing Theft by Deception.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting at Walmart in Tennessee

    No. LPs are not required to read anyone the Miranda warning. They are not sworn officers and therefore are not held to that same standard. Don't bother calling the store manager. Loss Prevention...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: I Could Use Some

    If he passed the last point of sale (register) then it is theft if he was heading towards the exit.

    It sounds like the aspirin was hidden (or slightly hidden) from view in the basket. In TN...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Petty Shoplifting at Macys

    It doesn't matter whether its Macys West, Central, or East. The prosecution decision rests with the standards the LP manager for the individual store wants. Some stores will prosecute for any...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Retail Theft Value of Items Taken

    The value the shoplifter is charged with is that day's current price of the items. The price the subject would have been charged had they paid for the merchandise. If the price is $50 one day and...
  17. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Does a Company Have to Show You the Evidence Against You

    They have the right to deny you access to the video. You will be able to see the video in court if you want to.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting, Pending Case

    Yes, the employer will be able to see your criminal record. Regardless of the status of the court case, I would be upfront about the charge in an interview. If you are trying to get a job in a...
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    Re: Police Misconduct During Arrest

    Your state has a citizen's arrest statute.

    Loss Prevention / Asset Protection personnel act under this statute. When you are stopped for shoplifting, you are under citizen's arrest. They are not...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: About National Theft Database

    If you shoplifted then your name is in the database. They don't need your permission or admission to put it there. I don't know if banks use the database.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Seeing the Store Cameras

    I would never show anyone a video unless the court orders it. The only time I ever show a tape is during a trial. I don't even provide the tape until asked by the prosecutor.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting at Kohls

    The store still has the option to file charges. Most likely, however, they wont do that. You will receive a civil demand letter from them indicating how much you need to pay them. The demand fee...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Second Offense As Accessory In Washington

    The individual stores can sometimes remove Civil Demands fines. If they say that its been removed then its been removed. Don't worry about the fine and start making some better choices for yourself.
  24. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting At One Store But Had Another Store's Merchandise As Well

    The department stores ARE within their right to Civil Demand you because you admitted you stole it by signing the papers. You will lose any attempt to void the signatures. Most likely the...
  25. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Innocent Of Shoplifting Charge At Bloomingdales

    The reason that you were not charged with shoplifting is most likely because the Loss Prevention Detective believed that you didn't intentionally leave with the item. However they still have to make...
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