Don't pay the civil demand letter. In theory, they could sue you for a portion of the costs of loss prevention. In practice, the suit would cost more than they could win so they won't do it. Expect to get more, angrier letters. Ignore those as well. If you are charged criminally (entirely separate from the civil demand letter), get an attorney or, if you cannot afford one, ask the court to appoint one.
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Depends on if you were arrested. If they agreed not to call the police if you pay the fee then you may want to consider it. If they did call the police I agree with Attorney Shavoy that you should not pay. They may send collection letter from out of State firm but just ignore.
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