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QLD Friend was Caught Shoplifting - Consequences Under Criminal Law?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Scube, 11 December 2015.

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  1. Scube

    Scube Member

    11 December 2015
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    I have a question as my friend is freaking out and I can't really find an answer for him so thought I would ask.

    He stole something from Kmart and whilst still in the store someone came around to him and asked if they had the item and to return it. He did so and was advised to leave the store and told never to return and that his photo had been taken.

    Now, obviously no excuses for what he has done and or why. The question is in regards to what happens now as he didn't pass any details on to the person or speak to staff, etc. and just left. What possible consequences could arise from the shoplifting incident under criminal law and would they be able to go back to the store in future to obviously buy items once again?

    Trust me, he has had a mouthful about this and his actions, but wanting to see what information he needs to know about it for future.

    Thank you
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Hi Scube, I would think if they have his photograph from their security footage then if they recognise him they will again escort him out of the store if he returns and is recognised. If they did not detain him or take details from him then I suppose they are not intending to press charges. I would respect their wishes and avoid the store if I were him.

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