I was caught shoplifting yesterday. I’m currently a minor, no cops were called, but I was wondering if I needed to pay the civil demand letter, and if I could go to other Target stores in my area? I was too stressed to read what they had my dad sign
No. Don't sign or do anything.
Just stay away from Target, from now on.
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Didn't Dad get a copy of what he signed? Nobody on this website knows what it says... but you could be arrested for trespassing if you don't comply with it.
The lawyers who send civil demand letters are bullies. They hope you will be scared into sending them hundreds of dollars... but suing you isn't worth their time and effort.
If you ignore them, they will usually send two or three more letters, then stop wasting stamps and give up.
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