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I wanted to know how a person would get on the national

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I wanted to know how a person would get on the national theft database

Lawyer's Assistant: Have theft charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

No charges filed no police involved I will be getting a letter in the mail to pay civil demand the amount was 5.75 it was don't by mistake I also bought $175 worth of items

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the theft occur?

New york

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I wasn't banned from the store

Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
ok no problem
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 26 days ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

To answer your question, an individual gets added to the national theft database, if the store/ retailer where the theft occurred, is a member of the national theft database and adds that person's name to the database.

The purpose of the database is to alert other retailers and businesses about this person's conduct, to offer more protection to businesses.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
will they tell me if I have been added on it?
Customer reply replied 26 days ago
do you think after I pay the civil demand I would have a problem?
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 26 days ago

will they tell me if I have been added on it?

Answer:

Not necessarily. In most cases, a person is not notified and the store is under no legal obligation to notify you.

do you think after I pay the civil demand I would have a problem?

Answer:

Even after you pay the civil fine, the store can still choose to alert the police and press charges, and your payment of the civil fine could even be used as evidence of an "admission of guilt."

Since this was for such a minimal amount, and depending on the specific facts could have just been an easy oversight given the amount of items you purchased at the time, it seems unlikely that the store would seek criminal prosecution.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions about this.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
will being on the national theft retail database affect me getting a job in the healthcare field
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 26 days ago

Being on the national retail theft database is not something that should show up in a criminal background check.

Since there was no arrest made, and no criminal case generated, then no, theoretically this should not affect future employment opportunities.

I hope that helps!

Don't forget to rate, thank you!

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
do you know if first time offenders are on the national retail theft database?
Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 26 days ago

That depends on whether the retailer/ business had them added.

You can be added with or without formal criminal charges being filed, if the business owner has your name entered into the database.

Hope that helps clarify! Did you still have any questions about this?

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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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