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Old 07-08-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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My sister has been texting me on and off for the last hour because she was caught stealing at Macy's. She's 15 years old and we live in California, but she's in Arizona with some friends. She got caught stealing and got a civil demand notice and the police were called because Macy's prosecutes everything over $100. What will happen? Please and thank you. She has never gotten caught before and her record is clean.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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For starters, I suggest your parents need to help her get better friends and keep her at home.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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She has never gotten caught before and her record is clean.

She has now! The question now is whether or not she will learn from her mistake or will she find some excuse or something or other to blame and not accept responsibility for her actions.

As a honest and paying consumer, I hope they prosecute her to the fullest extent. I'm not trying to be mean, JMHO.

Probably need to get some real legal advice or hire an attorney.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Grr none of that helps at all. I did not ask for parenting advice, gentlearts, and though ynot helped some, I was kind of looking towards what would legally happen to her.

A friend of a friend got caught and had to pay a $1,000 fine and got 2 year probation--sound legit for this circumstance?
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Well, this is the shopping forum, not the shopLIFTING forum. This site doesn't have a legal advice forum (maybe they should). No one here is likely qualified to give you the advice you are looking for.

But anyways - that sounds about right - probation, some fines, maybe coming back to clean trash on the highway (community service), no lasting record. It helps that she is a minor of course.

and, yeah - have a looong talk with her.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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My sister has been texting me on and off for the last hour because she was caught stealing at Macy's. She's 15 years old and we live in California, but she's in Arizona with some friends. She got caught stealing and got a civil demand notice and the police were called because Macy's prosecutes everything over $100. What will happen? Please and thank you. She has never gotten caught before and her record is clean.
Let her suffer the punishment and don't try to get her out of it. She needs to learn a valuable and painful life lesson right now, before she's considered an adult and prosecutable as an adult. Good on Macy's for prosecuting.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Let her suffer the punishment and don't try to get her out of it. She needs to learn a valuable and painful life lesson right now, before she's considered an adult and prosecutable as an adult. Good on Macy's for prosecuting.
Amen to that!
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Grr none of that helps at all. I did not ask for parenting advice, gentlearts, and though ynot helped some, I was kind of looking towards what would legally happen to her.

A friend of a friend got caught and had to pay a $1,000 fine and got 2 year probation--sound legit for this circumstance?
You don't seem at all concerned that your sister shoplifted, but only how she can get out of it. What do you mean, she never got caught BEFORE?
I hope whatever she stole was worth jeopardizing any chances she had for a good job in the future.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Well, this is the shopping forum, not the shopLIFTING forum. This site doesn't have a legal advice forum (maybe they should). No one here is likely qualified to give you the advice you are looking for.

But anyways - that sounds about right - probation, some fines, maybe coming back to clean trash on the highway (community service), no lasting record. It helps that she is a minor of course.

and, yeah - have a looong talk with her.
I had seen a thread similar, but not quite like, this situation so I figured hey, worth a shot. Thank you for your thoughts, though.

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You don't seem at all concerned that your sister shoplifted, but only how she can get out of it. What do you mean, she never got caught BEFORE?
I hope whatever she stole was worth jeopardizing any chances she had for a good job in the future.
... Of course I'm concernedbut I'm also not her parent it's not my place to place punishment on her. I don't want her to get out of it: Moderator cut: crude language removed .
I'm her sister and best friend, I'm concerned for her future.

And I mean she's never gotten caught before. Most peoplewho get caught sholifting don't get caught on their first time, no matter how much they plead this to their parents.

Yea, it definitely was not, but thank you.

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