Should I return items that I have stolen from Walmart?
4 attorney answers
Sadly your guilt and desire to remedy the situation will not help you. Our justice system can be rather unforgiving for those whose conscience gets the better of them. If you try to return the items, it is likely you will wind up getting charged with a crime, which will not really help anyone.
If you have not been charged, I suggest you simply avoid the Walmart(s) from which you allegedly stole, refrain from breaking the law, and avoid discussing this except in private. Perhaps you should confess to a priest or minister.
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Won't speak to previous mistakes. But you should avoid stealing in the future. As stated, returning the items, or even mailing them a check/payment for the lost property has a very high likelihood of ending in one or more criminal charges for you.
If you return the items there is a possibility, probably a very good one, Walmart will still report you to the police and you will be charged with retail theft. If this happened on more than one occasion you could possibly be charged for multiple offenses and it could get very bad for you. That is the legal reality of what your facing. On the other hand, what you did was morally wrong and the owner of the property deserves to be reimbursed.
Do not write anymore on the Internet about this. If no charges have been filed do not speak to anyone about this unless it's with an attorney or your pastor. Hope this was helpful.