They told my daughter she would have to pay money to them for stealing, they did get back all the merchandise. now I got a call for my 17 year old daughter from a collection agency. Is she liable to pay money even though they got the merchandise? They, (Kohls Department Store) said they would send her something in the mail, but never did. Am I, as her parent liable? Thank you.
Store's often times threaten this but never act on it as it would cost them too much money to actually pursue some type of damages or civil lawsuit, especially when you have a defense that all of the merchandise was returned to them. As prior counsel said I would not worry about it at this point. You should worry more about the disposition of your daughter's case so that it is not on her record. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 203-377-4111 to discuss the case further if your daughter needs representation in Court. Regards, Thomas McCabe