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An elderly friend of mine always asks me to order her things

An elderly friend of mine always asks me to order her things online (and pay with her credit card ) , pay her phone bill etcetera. I couldn't figure out why Verizon hadn't taken last month's bill out of my account and it'seems because it took it from Jane's! Her last four digits are 0758 and mine are 7058. It is a stupid mistake, but it registered today because the bank found it! I would never steal from Jane! Do I fess up or wait for them to find me! Please. I have a fraud charge for signing my sisters name over 24 years ago, so this could look really bad!

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Does the definition of shoplifting differ from store to

Does the definition of shoplifting differ from store to store? A few years ago I was in Belk & shopping for wallets. I was getting a few of them & was ready to check out at about 10 minutes prior to the store closing. I was searching for an associate to pay while carrying multiple packages but was unable to find 1 on 2nd floor. I was already carrying a small Belk bag of a purchase I had just made of makeup, and in an effort to walk without dropping I made a very stupid mistake of dropping the wallets into the small Belk bag until I could find a register with an associate. VERY BAD JUDGMENT CALL I AGREE. I rode down the escalator and there was a young teenager walking towards me. I opened my mouth to ask him where I could check out and at the same moment he insisted that I stop & come straight to the back with him. I immediately realized what he was thinking & told him that I was absolutely trying to pay for the wallets but could find no one. I hadn't gone anywhere NEAR the exits & thought it was apparent I was looking for help. He told me that it did not matter that Belks policy is if u conceal anything at all it was theft. He was extremely unprofessional and would absolutely not listen to a word that I said or try to see it from a different point of view. A bit of a Power Trip I would say. And the more that I argue my case and the more upset I got, the more determined it seem to make him. I have been back in there several times with no issues but last night I was in there about the same time & same situation with personnel. Shopping in kids clothes I had gathered quite a stack. I was making final decisions on a display table & started placing items I was getting in a stack on the floor by my small to med size purse & my yeti. Some things were still hanging so I draped them over the pile, probably partially over a portion of my purse. I left everything there and walked around looking for an associate as I did not want to carry it all through many sections. I finally found one all the way across the store so I went back retrieved my items and took them to her but at this point the store was about to close so I asked her to hold them for me until tomorrow when I had more time to make final decisions. At NO POINT WAS ANYTHING AT ALL DOWN IN MY PURSE OR CONCEALED IN ANY WAY. She took them and said she would gladly hold them for me and I turned and headed for the door. As I stepped outside I saw someone running up behind me and it was the same employee from years ago calling me by name telling me I had to go to his office immediately. I asked him why he refused to tell me and just told me that I had to come with him. Stunned, I completely opened my purse showing him I had nothing in it to which he agreed. So when I asked him again why I had to go back to his office he just said I just needed to come with him. Knowing I did nothing wrong and had stolen nothing I told him I was not going he had no right to make me go back there and I walked to my car and proceeded to leave. He took down my tag number and was relaying it to someone over a walkie-talkie possibly. I'm sorry for such a long story but I am shocked and terrified at the same time I absolutely did nothing wrong last night. All the clothes I was considering buying were stacked on the floor near or maybe even on top of a closed purse. Nothing was ever concealed nothing was stolen. Assume the cameras will show me picking things out making selections bending down and putting then down in a stock on the floor although I was not even paying attention to where any cameras work so I don't know. It will not show anything being concealed. But I'm still terrified because I did do that before and he seems to have it out for me. Could they really all charges or arrest me 4 stacking items on or near my purse? I'm just scared he's going to say that I was concealing things in my purse and then took them out before I left. Geez I don't know I always thought you had to intentionally take something past the point of payment period of ramble long enough. I know I didn't do anything but I'm scared because of my past and because of this particular employee and the fact that I refuse to walk back to his office I'm sure didn't make him like me any more. Thanks.

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My husband has been charged with a simple burglary case in

My husband has been charged with a simple burglary case in LA, he has a public defender that does not communicate at all. What is the chance of getting this case dropped or dismissed? He doesn't have a blemish on his record at all, but this. We appear in court every 2 months where my husband rejects the plea they try to give. He told me he didn't do what they try to pin on him. He told me they told him he tried to steal a vehicle. If he indeed tried to steal a vehicle, I don't think it would be simple burglary, but carjacking. Please advise if he should stick with his public defender or hire an attorney to get this case dropped.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Shreveport LAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No we can't get in touch with the public defender lawyer, my husband calls everyday and leave messages and no return calls. We live in Texas and have to travel there for court appearances which seems to just be a waste of timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it

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I am in a very bad situation. A friend agreed to purchase my

I am in a very bad situation. A friend agreed to purchase my truck and has been using it for their business but has not paid for the truck. It ahs been 9 months.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?Customer: Indian but they live in Arkansas now 2005 and it has a lein on itJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: only a bankruptcy attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of it is very upsetting

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Would the government or FBI care if I launched a cyber

Would the government or FBI care if I launched a cyber attack on an international gambling website?

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I have been charged with theft and forgery what steps do I

I have been charged with theft and forgery what steps do I take to help myselfJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: illinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no am waiting for one to contact me backJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I didn't steal anything did a favor for someone and found out money order was stolen

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If someone published a copy of my medical record online,

If someone published a copy of my medical record online, without my consent is this a crime?

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I was accused of stealing in Dillard's. They thought I had a

I was accused of stealing in Dillard's. They thought I had a bracelet, which I did not, but I did have something else in my hand. A fit bit. I was not trying to steal, i had two grandchildren with me, trying to please both, i was about crazy with the two. When i started out the officer asked me if i had something I hadn't paid for. I had the Fitbit in my hand. I wasn't even going to get it because my grandson didn't want it.JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: FlJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, do not know wether to go to court and just plead no contest or what the heck to do.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have never stolen or been in any trouble before. I do not want to end up paying hundreds of dollars for this incident. The officer was so rude and ugly to me, i was shocked.

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I was given a citation today at Target for theft under $100.

I was given a citation today at Target for theft under $100. I am a teacher. I didn't intend to steal the items, I just left them at the bottom of my cart and forgot to put them on the belt, as I paid for everything else. What should I do? i am terrified I will go to jail or lose my job.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No , will this cost me anything?

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