Any prosecution would not be for not paying the demand. It would be for the act of shoplifting.
Many individuals sometimes think that if they respond and pay the amount requested in the civil demand letter, it will preclude prosecution. Unfortunately, they are wrong. Best advice I could give would be to consult with a criminal defense attorney who will very likely tell you to ignore the civil demand letter.
As to where the letter would be sent, it would be sent to what ever address you live at.
Do not pay. Paying or not paying will have no effect if charges are filed.
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