yesterday, i was caught shoplifting (tj maxx in new york). i did not take an item. i just took a button from that item.
i was reprimanded and was brought to a detention area. they asked me to sign a form, which i did. it had my address and cellphone number. i was not able to provide them with my social security, as i do not know(memorize) mine. no police were brought. i was there for 20 minutes, and they asked me to sign a paper. naturally i read the paper, and it said there that the course of action taken by the company is to drop charges. i asked what was going to happen to me, and the man said nothing will happen and that it will not be in my permanent record, but if i do it again i will be arrested. and i also asked about where the "form" i filled out will be filed, he said it will stay in the store.
my questions are:
1. since no police were present, is it safe to assume, i will not be charged by a crminal/civil case?
2. if so, then why did i have to fill out a form?
3. the man said nothing will happen to me, but will i receive a letter from them?
this is the stupidest and most embarrassing thing i have ever done, and vow never to do it again. please enlighten me.