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Macy's theft?

New York, NY |

Cashier about 5 months ago altered price tag on a piece of clothing that was $120 and got it for $60 and was fired for doing it for someone else recently, will the store come after the shopper for a one event?

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No one can predict if the store will come after the shopper however they have the right to go after the shopper and/or get the police involved. It is entirely in their discretion.

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Not likely


The Statute of Limitations for Petit Larceny which this falls under is two years, so legally they can still prosecute. The more time passes, the less likely they will; the theory being, they would have done so already if they had wanted to.

Richard Southard
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