There is some type of databases that stores can belong to and the report might get submitted.
Rite Aid or its lawyer may send you a series of letters (and may even call) seeking a civil demand (which is authorized by state law) of 5 times the value of the goods allegedly stolen up to $500. I advise my clients not to pay this civil demand because I have never seen a store sue to collect as it is not worth their time and money. I write letters to the store or their attorneys for my clients directing the store or its lawyers not to communicate with my client and to only deal with me. This stops the store or its lawyers from contacting my clients any further. Ignoring the civil demand letters will not cause you to be arrested now - I've never seen some one arrested after the fact. He got very lucky not to be arrested.
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As with any private company work product, it can be shared with other companies via databases, all privately funded. The could also share with police if the police had some reason to request it and the company wants to cooperate. He is probably barred from same company locations for a fixed period of time.
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He should not apply at Rite Aid pharmacies for a job. One of those papers he signed may be a bar out prohibiting him from entering a Rite Aid. the bar out is for a specific period of time, but you haven't said how long ago this was or even what papers were signed. He should play it safe and stay away from Rite Aid. Whether Rite Aid shared this information is not known, but this should not prevent him from applying for a job at other stores. If there was a bar out, he could be charged with trespass if he enters a Rite Aid.
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