Apparently while scanning something’s werent scanned even tho I bagged them thinking they scanned. Was stopped by LP person and wanted to see my receipt took me back to a room where they accused me of shoplifting Camera shows me scanning and bagging No police called. Was told I will have to pay a fine and not return to the store for 3 years. Had to sign a no trespassing form What happens if I don’t pay their fine? I’m so appalled. I’ve never been trouble this is so embarrassing. I guess they don’t care if it was an honest mistake
Tell them you won't pay. Some of the retailers are hiring private companies to handle matters like this. They have no authority to assess a fine. Keep all the paperwork and make some notes about what happened. I agree that the scanning can be a problem because an item does not get scanned correctly. I always count the number of items I have and the number scanned and, yes, I sometimes have to take something out of the sack and try again. If the contact you again, you should see an attorney.
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