Shoplifting is a situation almost anyone could find themselves in. A person can absent mindedly place something in their purse or coat or impulsively take something. It is an accident or a mistake and if not handled correctly can affect your future, freedom and reputation.
The legal term for shoplifting is retail theft. This type of offense takes place inside a store that sells items to the public. Unlike other types of thefts a person can be accused of retail theft for merely placing the object in a pocket or under a coat; the person doesn’t even need to leave the store. If the item is purchased for less than its’ retail value and the law can prove you knew it they can charge you with retail theft.
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