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Good afternoon Jo, ealier on today I was stopped by security
good afternoon Jo, ealier on today I was stopped by security guards for not paying for some mags in my shopping trolley, the rest of trolley they checked and all paid for, they gave me warning and ban… read more
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Hi! What grounds do I have to sue a store when they accused
Hi! What grounds do I have to sue a store when they accused me of shoplifting, which I didn't , because it was my one year old baby that dropped the item into the trolley (which was an accident) and I… read more
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Hi Jo I was using scan & pay in tescos on Friday, I did
Hi Jo I was using scan & pay in tescos on Friday, I did 3 seperate shops/transactions. First 2 transactions were for my household, clothing then food. Final transaction was for work (Xmas party) which… read more
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Today I was falsely accused of shoplifting and detained by
Today I was falsely accused of shoplifting and detained by the store security and store staff. I had a satchel over my shoulder and was suddenly surrounded by around seven staff when the security guar… read more
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Hi. 4 years ago I acquired a criminal record for shop
Hi. 4 years ago I acquired a criminal record for shop lifting. I've stayed clean ever since then until just recently. It started as a genuine accident. My local Aldi Supermarket doesn't supply hand ba… read more
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i have been charged to court on one theft offence and did not
i have been charged to court on one theft offence and did not admit at the police station in which evidence show me picking the item in store and a staff member saw me putting into my bag and walking … read more
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My friend is on bail pending further investigation for minor
My friend is on bail pending further investigation for minor shop lifting. He has a previous caution for minor shop lift. He has pleaded 'not guilty' so if he is convicted, could he expect a sentense … read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED ON CCTV IN STORE. AND HAD AFEW CREAMS IN HIS BASKET, HE THEN PUT A MAGAZINE IN HIS BASKET WHICH COVERED THE CREAMS. HE THEN WENT DOWN… read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED ON CCTV IN STORE. AND HAD AFEW CREAMS IN HIS BASKET, HE THEN PUT A MAGAZINE IN HIS BASKET WHICH COVERED THE CREAMS. HE THEN WENT DOWN… read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS CHASED OUTSIDE
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS CHASED OUTSIDE THE STORE AND THEN THE 2 SECURITY GUARDS HELD HIM FOR 15 MINUTES BUT WERE VERY AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS HIM. HE IS ON BAIL PENDING FURTHER INV… read more
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YES THE ITEMS WERE FOUND IN HIS BAG. BUT AS ITS SUPERDRUG,
YES THE ITEMS WERE FOUND IN HIS BAG. BUT AS ITS SUPERDRUG, ALOT OF THE ITEMS THEY SELL ARE SOLD AT VARIOUS PLACES TOO. AND HE IS CONFIDENT THAT CCTV DOES NOT SHOW HIM PUTTING ANYTHING IN HIS OWN BAG F… read more
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o he went to superdrug, was holding a bag. picked up a basket,
o he went to superdrug, was holding a bag. picked up a basket, walked around the store, put some creams in the basket and a magazine, went downstairs to get a drink. near the drinks, there are no came… read more
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I was recently involved in an incident in a supermarket regarding
I was recently involved in an incident in a supermarket regarding alleged shoplifting. This was however a genuine mistake as I was using my own reusable bags (some purchased at their premises and some… read more
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Hello, Please can I have some advice A friends son aged
Hello, Please can I have some advice: A friends son aged 14yrs has been caught on cctv taking an ipod from a rucksack which did not belong to him at youth centre, He did not keep it and done this beca… read more
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can you tell me more about the legal procedures regarding children
can you tell me more about the legal procedures regarding children and shoplifting - my 12 year old daughter and her friend were stopped whilst queing to go into a changing room and accused of theft (… read more
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been arrested for shop lifting,have no criminal record got
been arrested for shop lifting,have no criminal record got released on bail, what will i get… read more
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I was shopping in my local supermarket today and was nearly
I was shopping in my local supermarket today and was nearly caught shoplifting, the assistant asked if I had anything else in my trolley, at first i said no but then realised and said yes, and I pais … read more
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How can i instigate prooceedings or claim compensation for
How can i instigate prooceedings or claim compensation for 'deformation of character' when staff wrongfully inappropriately and falsely accused me of shoplifting physical assault and use of bad langua… read more
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