So I was at Walmart and was paying for my stuff at self check out and didn't realize that I had some stuff that didn't ring up they stopped me and my daughter before I left the store and asked me about the unpaid items that I didn't ring up and I told them that I had ring everything up they took me and my daughter to the office my daughter was in tears crying and scared they took back the stuff that didn't ring up and I told them I would pay for it and they told me no they took down my driving license and where I live and told me i was not aloud back in the store for 48 hours never called the police and I never left the store and told me that i might have to pay a fine but they got the stuff so I don't get it
You may have caught a break. If the police don’t get involved, you will not face a retail fraud case. You may still receive a civil demand notice from the store. This is separate from any criminal charges.
If you do get charged, hire an attorney immediately as a theft offense is not something you want on your permanent record.
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I don't see a question.
Stores my take reasonable steps related to shop lifting.
Like prevent your exit, ask you questions, hold you and say daughter for a short time.
But if the cause or handling of the matter was unreasonable, you can sue.
You need to talk to a lawyer.
You want a tort lawyer.
You may have been lucky. Walmart and others have cameras and sucurety systems the would amaze you and generally will prosecute and ban you from their stores. This is all very serious.
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