If Walmart decides to turn this over to the police there is nothing you can do to stop the charges. You should consult with a local attorney regarding making any admissions to Walmart.
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You think Wal-mart is "out of line" and "over the top" for charging you for theft, just because it may be against their store policy being less than $25? Did I understand that correctly? You don't think it the least bit out of line for you to be stealing 10 cents worth of merchandise, let alone $10? Wow! I'm not sure how to respond to that. But if you are looking for sympathy from a judge, and you are going to try to present yourself as remorseful for committing a crime, you might want to consider a different tact. I don't think blaming Wal-mart for their store policy is going to fly in the Chesapeake courts.
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