I received a demand letter a couple days ago saying to pay for $350 worth of shoplifted goods from a year ago. I was to pay the law firm within ten days. I have read online to ignore these letters and it'll go away. I am looking to buy a house in the next 30 days, will any of this show up on a background/credit check? No police were involved and they didn't get my social security number. Just want to make sure when it comes down to closing on the house that this doesn't come up as an outstanding issue. I don't think it will, just wanted to double check.