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I got caught shop lifting at a store I tried to get some candy

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I got caught shop lifting at a store I tried to get some candy bars and they brought me to the back I freaked out and made up a story then I came cleaned they said they weren't going to press charges or call the cops they had me sign some papers. They took down all my inforation and took my photo. It was like 4 dollars in candy bars. This is my first offense as an adult. What is going to happen next.
If they said they are not going to call the cops or press charges, then it is unlikely you will be facing criminal charges. They just took down information since they need to report such activties that take place at the store. Unless they actually report this to the police, there is nothing that is going to happen next. If they elect to press charges you will be contacted by the police. However for $4.00 of candy bars, I seriously doubt they are going to waste their time in prosecuting you, especially since they recovered the items you took.

I would suggest that you don't go to that store since they will be keeping watch to see if you return.

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