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  1. #1
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    Default Caught Shoplifting, and Admitted to Previous Shoplifting

    I was caught shoplifting at macys in california the amount was $98 the loss prevention people threaten to charge me for return abuse and i admitted to shoplifting before in the amount of $2500, after they pressured me if i didnt i wouldnt be let go. I was not arrested or charged but signed forms for the amount i shoplifted $98 and that they would send me a civil demand form in the next 45 days, and also a form stating a had previously shoplifted for $2500 which they never gave me a copy i signed without reading all the print they said if I signed they would release me and I would just have to pay back the amounts I owed and it wouldnt go on my record.

    I dont know whats happening because i have read others situation and they all say they were eventually taken to court.
    please advise me?
    what are my rights? consequences?
    and will i be charged even though they said i wouldnt?
    is admitting to shoplifting even though i wasnt caught the same consequences as if i was caught?

    HELP PLEASE THANKS

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    Default Re: caught shoplifting macys & admitted to previous shoplifting

    first shoplifting offense

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    Default Re: caught shoplifting macys & admitted to previous shoplifting

    If you confessed to stealing more than $2,500 in merchandise, you can expect a significant civil demand. If they indicated that they did not intend to prosecute and you pay the civil demand, I doubt that they are either going to prosecute or try to dig up evidence of your past offenses. (But I can't know that - you'll have to wait and see.)

    Depending upon their practices, they may share your name with other retailers through a database of known shoplifters, or they may simply maintain it in their internal records.

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    Default Re: caught shoplifting macys & admitted to previous shoplifting

    Quote Quoting aaron
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    If you confessed to stealing more than $2,500 in merchandise, you can expect a significant civil demand. If they indicated that they did not intend to prosecute and you pay the civil demand, I doubt that they are either going to prosecute or try to dig up evidence of your past offenses. (But I can't know that - you'll have to wait and see.)

    Depending upon their practices, they may share your name with other retailers through a database of known shoplifters, or they may simply maintain it in their internal records.
    what happened with your case?
    I find myself in a similar situation; wondering if the sears will press charges

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    Default Re: caught shoplifting macys & admitted to previous shoplifting

    Hey helpless337! If you are in a similar situation, then expect a civil demand letter. Pay it as soon as possible to avoid criminal charges from Sears.

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