No police were involved, they just made me give back the two items I took, wrote down my information from my Id, said I wouldn’t be charged with an offence, but that I now have a 1 year ban from this mall. Will I receive a civil defence paper in the mail?? I don’t want my parents to see this? They told me I wasn’t going to be charged.
Sounds like they did you a BIG favor by not calling the police. They often do call, and when they do, the shoplifter usually gets criminally prosecuted.
Yes, you will receive civil demand letters in the mail. My advice is do not pay them.
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