i was caught shoplifting from k mart on the second of January. The total amount was 6 dollars and i received the first civil demand letter that asked for about 300. i found the amount they wanted to be extremely high for the amount i had stolen. If it would have been around 150 dollars i would have payed, but i cant afford to pay more so, I ignored the first recovery letter. Now, I received another letter and its dated to January,29 and now they are asking for 475 and that i had to pay it within 10 days. Clearly the 10 days already pass, so should i just ignore it, or should i call the company and try to explain that i just received the letter. what happens if i don't pay it? If i keep on ignoring the letters how long would it take from them to stop sending them?