The filing of criminal charges is a decision made by the district attorney or city attorney, not walmart. I have never heard of a case where walmart filed a civil lawsuit over non payment of the demand. You are under no obligation to pay the demand and it is not money owed. If the merchandise was recovered without and damage to it, then they have suffered no damages so would be difficult to obtain judgement of any value...especially from a young person as they normally do not have a lot of assets.
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