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Stole from Walmart what should I do Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Bronson jason, Nov 28, 2022.

  1. Bronson jason

    Bronson jason Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I stole some stuff from Walmart. Now I realize how stupid it was and how much trouble I can get into. I wasn’t caught but if they review the cameras I might be caught.

    I was wondering if returning the items without their knowledge and recording me returning them is a good idea as proof of return before any charges are filed. Maybe the judge or Walmart would drop the charges if I showed I returned the items before they even filed charges? I am able to return the items without Walmart knowing or seeing me return them and have the proof of on my phone just in case I get pursued by them In the future.

    is this a good idea?
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You're right. Incredibly stupid.

    Let me put it to you this way. If you rob a bank, run out to the parking lot with the bag of money, suddenly get remorse, run back in and hand over the bag of money, guess what, you are still going to prison for bank robbery. Though possibly a shorter sentence.

    When you say "I stole some stuff" what do you mean? How many items? Prices?

    How old are you?
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  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, you compounded the stupidity by (1) admitting to it in a public forum, (2) using something that looks like a real name as a screen name, and (3) identifying the retailer by name. I strongly suggest you edit your post or maybe just ask a mod to delete it.

    If someone files charges (something that apparently hasn't happened yet), no one is going to dismiss the charges just because you return the items after the fact. Indeed, the judge would not have the authority to drop charges for that reason. You might get some measure of leniency if you were to do this, but you'd also increase the chances of getting caught.

    We have no idea what abilities you have. However, how do you think you might get "proof on [your] phone"? You'd have to have someone come with you and take video of you? You're trying to get caught, right? If so, just go back and ask to speak to the loss prevention officer.
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  4. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    This is a joke right? Troll?
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