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(1) Removing any merchandise from its immediate place of display or from any other place on the premises of the mercantile establishment;
(2) Obtaining or attempting to obtain possession of any merchandise by charging that merchandise to another person without the authority of that person or by charging that merchandise to a fictitious person;
(3) Concealing any merchandise;
(4) Substituting, altering, removing, or disfiguring any label or price tag;
(5) Transferring any merchandise from a container in which that merchandise is displayed or packaged to any other container; or
(6) Disarming any alarm tag attached to any merchandise.
So as long as, the store employee has observed you switching price tags or has a video of you switching price tags, you can be charged with shoplifting.
Unfortunately, this is a criminal misdemeanor charge which is defined as follows:
Theft of property valued at less than $100
Misdemeanor under §7–104(g)(3)
Jail time up to 90 days; a fine up to $500; a requirement to provide the property or its value to the owner
I would strtongly urge you to consult and retain a local criminal defense attorney and this local attorney might be able to get you into deferred prosecution program, since you are a first time offender, which would allow you to pay a fine and receive a probation and avoid having any criminal conviction history, once you complete your sentence.
I wish you the best of luck!
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