month ago i stole candy from a grocery store in chicago, il. i was on video and so was my friend who stole candy and vodka. the security guard took us both to the security room. he let me purchase my candy and took a copy of my ID and dismissed me NO CHARGES. since my friend was under 21 years old he had to call the police and persecute her. yesterday i got a "settlement offer" in the mail from a law office in Flo. they state Safeway INC. grocery stores may move forward in filing a "statutory civil damages claim" against me. if i pay 300$ settlement they will give me a written release of the "statutory civil penalty claim".
A. should i really send money to a law firm which i have no idea whether or not is a scam?
B. i currently have no charges against me is it likely they will move forward