About two weeks ago, I was caught shoplifting at K-Mart in Illinois. An employee pulled me back into the store after I had walked out and took me into a room and told me that basically this was my "get out of jail free card." The cops were not called and he said this would not go on my criminal record. However, I recieved a letter from Palmer, Reifler and Associates saying that I have to pay them $250 even though I returned the lotion which was about $10 undamaged and unopened. I've heard cases where this company persists with payments even though you already paid the amount they asked for in the first place. I don't want to send my money to a scam and I would like some legal advice on what to do. Thank you.