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I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
The main problem or issue that you face is the exposure to potential defamation
claims. If you are going to put up pictures of people on the internet and label them thieves without any conviction or even charges by the police you can count on being sued by someone.
Additionally, putting it in practice is going to be difficult. Store owners would have to check the website every time a customer walks in.Shoplifting
is a real problem, and if the police will not take action, you can ban them from your store or even sue them, but you are going to run into problems if you try to publicly accuse them to other people.
I realize this is not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not necessarily a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
It is my privilege to assist you. Let me know if you need further information. I hope I have helped you beyond your expectations in the service I have provided to you. I am here for you.
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