My question involves criminal law for the state of:US
My BFF recently shoplifted, concealing on the floor and in the dressing room. No one said anything and she walked out with no issues but did make a purchase with a credit card.
Then she noticed that a police officer from that jurisdiction was looking at her professional social media page! She is fairly prominent on some professional social media sites and checks who views them. This cannot be a coincidence because she is not in this field.
Does this mean that they identified her via credit card and then looked online to match the pic to the video?
Has anyone heard of police identifying shoplifters via pictures online or using credit card swipes to get the name?