I left a store and forgot to pay for items..I went through check out and bought items but forgot about the items from under my ads..and purse. Upon leaving I scooped up my ads coupons and purse not even realizing the items still stuck between news ads) upon getting home I tossed the news ads in pocket of my back seat and continued to unload my groceries. It wasn't until the next day that I noticed the items tucked in with my ads. I was too embarrassed..and quite frankly..afraid to return them. Additionally...a police officer from the state police dept. Showed up knocking on my patio door behind my house on my deck the day after the incident. I was in a state of confusion having just come from shower...dog barking..no idea what happening. He left no card..but neighbor seen him and called me
Yes you can be arrested for shoplifting...
Call the store.. and have someone else deliver them the $$ immediately to pay in full for the items telling them it was a mistake (have them get a reciept for the merchandise) --- if they accept the $$ you should be fine you paid for it.
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I agree with Attorney Weiner. Follow his advice or hire an attorney of your choice because no one is going to believe your story and you do not want to tell that one to the police and if you already did, you will likely need a lawyer soon. Good Luck!
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