I was caught at Kohl's last week because I made the stupid decision to take $325 worth of merchandise. I was taken to the security office asked to take out all the stuff I took, and to sign a paper that stated why I decided to steal. They also had surveillance of me. I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor but it is only my first offense. I definitely do not want to have that on my record! What are my options? I also received a civil demand to pay them $325... should I pay??