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Well tonight I entered a kohls store with my daughter my paid my bill then proceeded to do a little shopping with one of my daughters we entered the busy fitting room didn't have much luck left our unwanted items in the room. They have like 15 then took our purchases to the register checked out exited the store no beeps or sirens going off

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Then we made it to the parking lot when a man and lady approached accusing me of theft.. saying I needed to come back inside I refused I'm not guilty I left my unwanted items in the fitting room he then proceeded to call the police I said that's just fine I have nothing to hide they walked me and my 9yr old to my vehicle

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I then left the parking lot the accuser had no type of employee badge and never gave his name he said I had 2 options to come back in or to call the police. I called the police station later in the evening that a officer did respond and a report was filed
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't have any criminal history of any kind I have a good job in healthcare which I don't want this to tarnish
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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 4 months ago

Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. So what did the police say to you? Did the store ask that you be charged?

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