A little over two years ago, my friend and I stole shampoo and toothpaste from a supermarket. When we were taken in the back I gave the toothpaste to them and the package wasnt damaged. The police were not called but I was told I'd been given a fine and to expect a letter. My first letter told me to pay this Palmer place $300. Which since I couldn't afford toothpaste was not doable. It then rose to $500. I have not paid but I'm wondering what will happen if I don't? I had never shoplifted before and haven't since and don't have a record and I would like to keep it that way. I have worked very hard to turn my life around and I'm scared this could cause me to loose it. What is this situation I'm in and what should I do?