Hi, i am in sort of the same situation. i live in California and i shoplifted form claire's about 3 months ago and security guards came in and searhed my bad. two pairs of earrings feel out but i never left the store. about a month after that happened, they sent me a letter asking for 250 dollars. my dad said to ignore it and we did . a couple of days ago, i got another letter for 500 dollars and my dad stll says to ignore it. he thinks i am innocent and im worried that if i dont respond to these letters, i might go to court and they would probably have the video of where i put it in my bag.. i really dont want to go to court. am i going to court? have any advice for me ?? forgot to mention that i am 17 and its my first attemp to steal anything.