Sounds to me that you have a problem. Where did the security tag come from? You should have just told the truth from the beginning because they were going to do what they wanted anyway, charge you or not without your input or information anyway. Truth is always the way to go or silence. Get an attorney now. Sit down with him/her and get a plan.
You may have a problem. Do not talk to police without a lawyer. Make notes about the conditions. Kiss your sweater goodbye.
You probably will receive a Civil Demand letter from the store's lawyers. See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120347031996578719.html
There is a law in most states, including Wisconsin, which allows for civil action collection when there is a retail theft. Most people choose to ignore the demand. They get a few more letters, each time asking for more, and then they stop. While the retailer can sue you, I have never heard of anyone actually getting sued. You do not owe any money unless you are sued and the retailer wins. This is a common ploy. Do not pay. If you do, you will be in a database which could affect your ability to get a job and could impact your life in other ways. If you are uncomfortable, have your lawyer write a letter. That should be the end of it.
(copied from Illinois Atty. Judy A Goldstein’s post but it is my opinion as well) http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/60448-il-judy-goldstein-1137006.html
See also: http://addbalance.com/civildemand.htm
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