My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Jersey
I was at the mall today. I bought a shirt from a retail store and decided to walk into Boscovs. ( 2 relatives work there. ) While in the store I saw an item I liked and I decided I was going to buy it on our way out, it was less than $10. On our way downstairs, I spotted an item I liked. It was a messenger bag listed for 69.99 because it was on sale. I didn't have the money and I was curious in just taking it ( in all honesty, I decided to steal it and sell it for higher value and give the money to my mother because she is struggling financially. ) I told my friends if they can help me and they said sure. So I decided to grab the item I was interested in buying prior to seeing the messenger bag and decided to buy it as a distraction to the associate in the area. As I was at the counter making the purchase of the item that was less than $10, they put the messenger bag in a bag I was using at the moment. ( They had my bag, I didn't. ) I finished making the purchase and we walked out with the messenger bad we took. LP never came for us, no sensors went off and we were in the parking lot for more than 8 minutes and no one came out. I'm feeling quite guilty at the moment because I'm not a theif. I'm a student in high school that has decent grades, a steady part time job which I have been working at for more than 9 months. I'm practically an angel. Should I return the bag and act like nothing happened? Or should I act like nothing happened? I don't want any of my relatives getting fired for my stupid actions. (other associates know I have family that work there, it'd look bad) Please help me out on what to do, I honestly feel guilty.