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Coles Group Limited is an Australian public company operating several retail chains. Its chief operations are primarily concerned with the sale of food and groceries through its flagship supermarket chain Coles, and the sale of liquor and petrol through its Coles Liquor and Coles Express outlets. Since its foundation in Collingwood, Victoria in 1914, Coles has grown to become the second-largest retailer in Australia after its principal rival Woolworths in terms of revenue.
Formerly known as Coles Myer Ltd. from 1985 to 2006, Coles Group was owned by Western Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers from 2007 until 2018, when it was spun-off, with it once again listed as an independent public company on the Australian Stock Exchange, containing Coles Supermarkets, Coles Online, Coles Express, Coles' liquor division, Coles' financial division and a half-share in FlyBuys, with former assets Kmart, Target and Officeworks remaining subsidiaries of Wesfarmers.

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    ACT I’m a uni student caught stealing at Coles- please help

    I got caught stealing at the Coles in Canberra centre by two under cover securities, they didn’t ask for my ID or make me sign anything they just told me to pay for my items which I did (approx 30 dollars). After I left I saw them login into the self checkout I used. I was wondering can they...
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    NSW Shoplifting at Coles, recurred offence. I am really desperate

    I really do need immediate help. Anyone. Please. I have a history of mental disorders, and have been shoplifting a number of times (more than 5) at my local coles. I got caught yesterday by a lady in plain clothes. She came chasing after me and demanded me to give her my bag with stolen goods(...
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    VIC Legal advice to help shoplifter daughter (18)

    About a week ago my daughter (18 years old) was caught shoplifting at our local Coles supermarket. Because I only got her side of the story after the fact, when I came to pick her up, I can't be 100% sure of how accurate her account of events are, but this is what she told me: - She was...
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    NSW 1st offence coles shoplifting

    In May 2021 my sister was caught shoplifting at a Coles in Sydney. 2 apparent loss prevention officers took her into a back room and closed the door. She is disabled with MS and mental health issues and a survivor of several sexual assaults so thia was very scary. She admitted instantly to...
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    VIC Coles shoplifting - Loss prevention officers

    I would like some legal advice, I was wrong and stupid and now terrified of the consequences. I stole approximately $145 worth of items from Coles supermarket in Victoria. I had been to other shops and had multiple bags in my trolly. Undercover security guards or loss prevention officers...
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    VIC Shoplifting coles

    My flatmate got caught stealing items from Coles by a LPO. No I'd taken and police weren't called. They may have taken his license plate number. He gave the items back and left. Can anything happen to him now or is this a lesson for him not to do it again? He's talking about selling his car and...
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    VIC Caught stealing Coles

    My flatmate got caught stealing items from Coles by a LPO. No I'd taken and police weren't called. They may have taken his license plate number. He gave the items back and left. Can anything happen to him now or is this a lesson for him not to do it again?
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    VIC Shoplifting at Coles

    Today I was shopping in coles had two of my children with me, I was in a rush to get home. Didn’t empty my shopping bag properly and left a tea tree oil in my shopping bag. Paid for the rest of my groceries and hurried out as it was dinner time. I was approached by a undercover coles recoveries...
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    Banned from Coles for adding a staff employee on facebook

    Hello! My banned is over now but now long ago, I was banned from Coles for adding a female employee on facebook. I did however say hello and ask if I could add her on Facebook or not. I guess my mistake was that I did not save the conversation as proved to show to the manager. As a result, the...
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    VIC Shoplifting and get caught in coles, will it affect my character rating and PR application.

    Scenario: At first, when I come out from coles. They stopped me in the exit of coles. Then, they asked me to open my bag and show them the stuff I stole. There are two juice and two piece of chicken breast total$11.28. They took picture of my face, passport and the stuffs I stole. I said I am so...