If you were caught and did NOT leave with the item, nothing will happen. If the manager tried to stop you but you fled with the item and the manager did get your license plate, the local prosecutor can charge you. If there a re charges filed, hire a criminal defense attorney from Tippecanoe County.
NEVER make any admission in a public forum.
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Exercising unauthorized control over the property of another is conversion in Indiana, a class A misdemeanor. An experienced, criminal defense lawyer can investigate this matter and resolve both the potential civil retailer's demand for compensation and and criminal matter that is being investigated or pursued.