Ive worked for my job in retail for about 3 years. About 7-9 months ago I was having issues paying some bills and regretfully I stole two items worth around $120 to help my with my finances. Since then I have not stolen anything.
The other day me and other co-workers were taken into the back and were questioned about an investigation on a bunch of missing items "more then 2000". I of course have nothing to do with this but a few things that the LP exec brought up scared me a bit.
In relating to the things who talked about I have a few questions.
How long does retail stores like wal-mart, bestbuy, target, etc keep surveillance videos stored? Ive read anywhere from 2 weeks to years.
Related to that the exec brought up that the store has software that can track faces and see detect those people tracked holding merchandise, is this true or was it a ploy to try to coax a confession?
Third I can be assured there is no video of me physical of me opening/pocketing/stealing the items. The only video if they had any would be of me taking items into an area that I work "which does not have cameras because of privacy issues"
If while investigating this current issue if they noticed "using this supposed software" me taking the two items into the back what should I do if they were to confront me with them not having any evidence of the theft and it being almost a year later.