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I Got Caught Shoplifting

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    Help Me Out

    OK so when I was 17 me and my vestries stole from Macy's she didn't caught I did iwas token into the back and signed a paper saying iwould never come back I was released but I paid a fine to Macy's the courts sent me a letter I did not have to appear just a finee is that on my...
    tyty19955 tyty19955 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Caught Boosting Beer

    I was caught shoplifting by a store employee (no LP). I denied, denied, denied, and left the store. She yelled out "Call the police!" and kept demanding that I empty my bag of the items I took (3 cans of beer). She followed me outside to my car and reached into my purse and took...
    karma1955 karma1955 26-30 2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    Shoplifting Perspective From Loss Prevention

    I have read many stories online on this site and others about people who were arrested for shoplifiting. I wanted to share m views on the topic as a member of the retail loss prevention community. Before I go any further on the topic I want to make clear shoplifing is a horrible...
    irishgreg83 irishgreg83 26-30, M 11 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Scared Stright - I've been shoplifting

    since I was about 14, and recently the "habit" and gotton worse and I kept telling myself to stop. Today I got caught. I was on my way out of the store, i was confident I would be able to just walk out as I have done times before but this time, a man approched me asking to come...
    Littlepervert84 Littlepervert84 22-25 Jan 5

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    Caught Stealing Posters From Magazines

    I'm 13 years old and here's my story. A few weeks over the summer vacation, i went to a nearby supermarket and i saw some really cool magazines and decided it would be no harm to take some posters out of some of them. So i just ripped some posters out of some of the magazines and...
    chloeolut13 chloeolut13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Over 8 years ago I got caught shoplifting with

    my sister and a friend of ours (all of us were 15 at the time). I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. We had been shoplifting for a while, although one day we slipped up and as we were walking out of Marshall Field's (now Macy's) we were followed by security and...
    sapphyreopal5 sapphyreopal5 22-25, F Dec 30, 2013

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    I got caught shoplifting earlier today

    and they said they wouldn't call the cops if i gave them my ID and signed some papers. I signed papers saying I was shoplifting and wouldn't go back to the store for a year. They said they would send me a letter in the mail in a few weeks. Does anyone know what the letter will...
    craven1 craven1 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Shoplifting At Walmart At The Age Of 17

    Okay so. One week ago my friends and i went to Walmart in lakewood CO, to steel because we heard it was so easy steeling from there, by some girl from school who is a pro and have stole from there in front of us . And like we need the product witch was make up my friends and i...
    Morrissey14 Morrissey14 18-21, F 3 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Not Caught Yet!

    Hi all, just wanted to add an experience of someone who hasn't yet been caught, felt this was the best place, as didn't want to start a new thread called "i never get caught shoplifting!" LOL Don't get me wrong, this isn't meant to be gloating, or cocky in any way. My...
    snookdogg123 snookdogg123 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    My Previous Stupidity Coming Back To Hunt Me

    Hello, my name is Grace and I am currently 17 years old. I got hired to my job at Foot Locker in late Feburary of 2012. I was caught shoplifting at a JCPenney’s in Michigan (at the same mall where I work) on 3/31/2012, and was 16 years old at the time. This was a first time...
    Wootiee Wootiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    A Shoplifters Unlucky Day

    I'm gonna be honest with you, I shoplift about 3 times a week its very addicting. I cant go to a store without stealing at least10 items. Iv'e been shoplifting since i was five and never got caught but this one day slowed me down.One day me and my brothers were going on A jacking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    Finally Caught

    Okay, so my friend and I went to the mall and as normal, I stole as much things as I could that I knew didnt have sensors on them. I was 13 at the time and my friend was 12.. Whenever I shop with her, I had always stolen about 5-20 things, but nothing was too expensive because...
    Jazzminez Jazzminez 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Help! I'm Scared!

    I was caught shoplifting by a store employee (no LP). I denied, denied, denied, and left the store. She yelled out "Call the police!" and kept demanding that I empty my bag of the items I took (under $100). She followed me outside and got the tag number from the car I was...
    LailaLoca LailaLoca 46-50 6 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Yet To Be Caught.

    yet to be caught, must be a pro right? heres my way of shopplifting food. i live in a small town in England. i go to one of the smallish supermarkets in town, then walk round filling my basket with food. once its full i make my way to the entance and walk out with the...
    Vegeta84 Vegeta84 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    A November To Remember

    I have shoplifted since I was maybe 12 years old. I was caught at age 30 because I was with a friend who was drunken shoplifting, very sloppy. They took us together. I am not proud of my history. If I had to guess, I'd say I have shoplifted close to 10 grand or more in my...
    TMP1978 TMP1978 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    I Feal Terrible

    Today I went into my local beauty supply store with a friend. Usually when we go places she shoplifts and even gets things for me too, but today I did the stealing. I stole a ton of lipsticks and other beauty products. The sensor went of (this never happens when my friend...
    madisonmaried madisonmaried 22-25, F Jul 23, 2013

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    I'm visiting japan and I have been shoplifting

    a lot lately...but I've never gotten caught. But I've been here for a month and I went to a local drugstore and stole 2 pregnancy tests. They caught me on the way out. The police were called and they took me to the station and filed a report and took fingerprints. I confessed...
    stacybear stacybear 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    F My Life

    Ok so lets start off by saying my day started off great by finally chilling again with my friend that i havent have seen him sence school started this August and have known him sence i was in 4th grade btw im a sophmore now anyways we played to go see Gravity and try to pick up...
    karmasabitch97 karmasabitch97 16-17, M Oct 27, 2013

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    So I finally got caught shoplifting this June.

    I've been frequently shoplifting for about two years. Mostly stealing clothes which had no magnetic tags and make-up. This time I went "shopping" for a new eye pencil. Should have listened to my intuition! I had a strong feeling what a women next to me wasn't a normal customer...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Form Doctor To Shoplifter

    i have been shoplifting since i was 21..and xclusively fr clothes..its not like i cannot afford,am quite capable of it..but there was no fun paying,wen u could get things fr free.i evn used to shoplift gifts for my friends.it was all going good,till i got caught yesterday.i was...
    chetana101 chetana101 22-25 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    I'm A Dumbass

    So my friends practically bullied me into shoplifting at Giant and I've never shoplifted in my life. They told me that Giant does not have cameras and I won't get caught and being the idiot I was I believed every single word they said. I walked my fatass to Giant and stuffed junk...
    Chocolate0 Chocolate0 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Handcuffed And Caught

    I got caught shoplifting at a local store called Sobeys. I feel really stupid and horrible. What makes it worse is I stole the stupidest thing a pack of goldfish crackers. I Went in to the stole grabbed the pack and put it into my bag, I was careful to check that no one was...
    Lovatic777 Lovatic777 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    Last night I was caught shoplifting.

    I'm 23 years old with a 2 year old daughter. I'm not sure why I did it and now I feel awful. I can't eat, sleep or function as I fear what is going to happen to me. I was called into the office of the store emptied my bag and had $20 worth of things. They made me plead for...
    TiffyJean TiffyJean 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Almost..

    I had been shoplifting for almost a year, the good thing is i had never been caught up until today. Today I went into a clothing store and wore the top that I wanted underneath my original clothes.... the worker suspected it but I denied.Couple of minutes later, the lady went out...
    marshmaloe marshmaloe 16-17 3 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    Caught Shoplifting.

    I was caught shoplifting Sunday night. I took two bottles of nail polish, a lip gloss, and an eyeshadow thing. It was about $14 worth of stuff. I have no idea why I took the items. I do not need them. I have enough nail polish and makeup to last me forever. I just couldn't help...
    cantseeme07 cantseeme07 22-25 3 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    Caught Shoplifting

    So i was at pricemart, filling up on items and shoving them in my jacket like makeup and candy. Ive done this plenty of times before and havent got caught, yet. I was just passing time before my next bus comes. I ws walking around and noticed a guy following me throughout the...
    chinacat81 chinacat81 16-17, F May 19, 2013

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    Stolen Lipgloss

     I shoplifted from Shoppers Drug Mart. I made it ten steps away from the building when a big ugly man grabbed the back of my t-shirt and announced he was store security and that I would need to follow him. After leading me through the crowded store, clearly embarrasing, me...
    pinkprincess995 pinkprincess995 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    I Got Caught Shoplifting!

    So I trun 18 on oct. 9th and I'm almost 8 months pregnant:/ ..... one day me and my SO decided to shoplift (yes ik very stupid) at bealls we hade no money what so ever because we have to save it up for our baby so we stole up to $260 worth of clothing:( (bellas is very expensive...
    katecoll18 katecoll18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    A few years ago me and my two friends

    and sister got caught shoplifting at walmart i got a rubber band that i thought was worthless and that i wasnt gonna get in trouble for but my friends stole condoms with the help of my sister facepalm* i told them that they can get that free at the clinic or school but they din...
    Ilikefreestuff123 Ilikefreestuff123 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I'm An Idiot.

    Yesterday I was at the store and I was casually walking around minding my own buisness and I have to admit that i have shoplifted before. But this time I was in a store where I have never done it before. I was going to steal a mascara, because its something not to expensive but...
    miak miak 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Stupid.

    So, as I said before I got caught for stealing.... When the store mails my parents on whether or not they will take us to court, will they send a video clipping of me actually shoplifting? I really do not need them to know that I actually did that. This is the first bad thing...
    miak miak 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    I am 15 and today I tried to take an EOS lip

    balm out of stater bros. idk how they saw me but after my mom was done checking out a man stopped me and walked us out to our car. I gave him the Chapstick and he accused me of taking the candy I was holding which means they were watching me. I got let off with a warning but it...
    Greeneyedjess Greeneyedjess 31-35 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Banned

    I started shoplifting a couple weeks ago (early june 2013).. My first time was in Burlington Coat Factory in the dressing room. I stole some juniors sweatpants. Anyway, I got the hang of it and would do it a couple times a month at Burlington, and twice at Khol's. Today, (July 30...
    Soldiergirl217 Soldiergirl217 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Stupid Me

    I got caught stealing yesterday and to top it of it was my bday. I feel so scared and ashamed of what i have done. I've been shoplifting since i was 14 and i've gotten caught before it just never went on my record. I have an addiction to shoplifting. I steal stuff i dont need...
    softball11 softball11 22-25 3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I Got Caught Shoplifting In Tesco

    I was with my friend.we wanted to rub ps3 games.i stole 2 ps3 game and put them down my trousers.My friend stole a ps3 controller.We whent out the shop and then suddenly we seen the security behind us.we whent in their office and  gave them everything we rubbed.They called the...
    hloders hloders 13-15 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Miserable!

    About a year ago I got caught shoplifting a stupid 20 dollar shirt and I regret it to this day! I was never in any trouble before so this was a first offense now I'm looking to start a new job but I'm scared cuz I'm not sure if it's on my record or not I got a lawyer when I had...
    Zidans Zidans 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Mascara And Publix

    Today i got caught shoplifting Mascara i admit i was kind of trying to steal it. This had been my favorite type of Mascara that i had just lost the other day. I went in to the bathroom to take it out of the wrapper this is a horrible idea. There was a undercover security worker...
    makeupbabe101 makeupbabe101 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    So I Decided To Try

    Well I was shopping at a local grocery and decided to shoplift, I got 500 grams of chicken breast which I took the tag off and got some cookies and bakery goods as well along with some tomatoes. Getting at the self checkout I put the tomatoes as carrots and well I put the...
    amir90 amir90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    I was at the store with my friends

    after a basketball scrimmage and my friend said we should all go to walmart and steal something. At the time I was thinking, "no way, not gonna happen." But sure enough I found myself taking something. My friend did also and as we were walking out a secret shopper stopped us and...
    brettprell brettprell 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Hello, I got caught shoplifting.

    This is my second offense.. I know pathetic. I should of learned the first time. I live in NJ I am 18. So I got arrested and everything got a summons. I registered in a shoplifters anonymous group that shows the judge you completed the program showing some responsibility. I know...
    alyssamn7055 alyssamn7055 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Terrified..

    I just recently got busted for shoplifting.. And il admit it's not the first time I've done it just the first time I got caught.. I'm 18 and the amount of stuff was over $200 total so I had to go to jail.. I was terrified. I cried.. And I normally don't cry I'm pretty strong...
    alikatt23 alikatt23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    I Got Caught Today

    First of all, I want to say that I feel so so stupid. I can't believe I've kept on doing this. It all started when I was at university and had been diagnosed with depression. I got told that one way to feel better about myself would be to 'pamper' myself but there was no way that...
    givemelove09 givemelove09 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    One Dare That Nearly Got Me A Criminal Record.

    It was February 2012 when a friend of mine dared me to shoplift from a dollar store near my apartment. Okay IDK why she dare me to steal from them all I know is we passed it on our bikes and she dared me to do it. I don't know why I didn't say "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!" instead...
    anonymousperson123456 anonymousperson123456 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Employee Theft (Felony level)

    First of all, I am not a lawyer, I am not giving legal advice. Just an ex criminal giving some advice, and sharing my story  (in plain english) to people in my situation. Let me start by sharing two things with you. One, Cameras. are. everywhere. It is the 21st century, and they...
    eatontowngirlxo eatontowngirlxo 18-21, F 124 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    So Embarrassed.

    I recently did something incredibly foolish. I stole from a dollar store and was caught. This was not the first time I had slipped something into my bag, knowing it was wrong. To disclose a little more information: I have been dealing with depression since I was about 18, and I...
    JaniesAddiction JaniesAddiction 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    I've been shoplifting

    for about 3 years and a few weeks ago I took a shirt from Target and the security guard caught me but he was really nice and just told me to put it back. I know I shouldn't have but today I did the same thing and was caught by the same guy, except this time he was really angry...
    BluperPorse BluperPorse 16-17 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Bad Karma

    I got caught at Shoppers Drug mart. what i took is about 70$ I was wallking out of the store and they caught me. they could have warned me and let me off i think but because the purchase was so much he wanted to charge me I am 18. Just started at University in a new town. Thought...
    marslunay marslunay 18-21 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Got Caught At Bestbuy, Help?

    OK i walked in with the attention to buy something but i saw how much it was and didn't want to pay. It was $60, small and ive stolen things before. I thought i could get away with it. I got to check out and the security guard approached me with the empty box. He took me to a...
    Quiggls Quiggls 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Caught And Walked Away

    My boyfriend and I live together and he's been jobless for a while so we don''t have any money for food. Today we went to a store to shoplift some sandwhiches and stuff for lunch. As we were leaving the store, a guy kind of quietly kept saying "Ma'am" behind me, but I didn't...
    venusatpeace venusatpeace 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Caught Stealing From Work

    My ex manager was quiting and was buying a lot of stuff her last couple of days working there and she told me and another associate we could pick out some things we liked and we could have them, and being a girl that's like a dream for me! But I have also taken a wallet after...
    epxo epxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Just Got Caught 8 Hrs Ago

    This is the worst day of my life. I got caught shoplifting on my son's bday. I don't know what went on my mind but I was so stupid to do that. It was my first time and my last!! now i am in big trouble. I didnt even tell my husband and have no plan of telling it to him. Im so...
    amomoffour amomoffour 36-40 2 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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