Shoplifting is where someone intends to take something that doesn't belong to them from a store without paying for it, and does so, or tries to. This script discusses shoplifting, including what the prosecutor must prove to convict you, penalties for shoplifting, and legal help available.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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shoplifting, charged with a crime, crimes & offences, sentences, Dial-A-Law, steal from a store, fine, penalty, criminal record, store security, Demand letters, civil recovery, retail theft, theft under $5000, civil demand letter
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