Shoplifting

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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produced by
The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
produced in
2015
last reviewed
March 2015 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
 

Also available in:

Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)
Punjabi (PDF)


resource type
basics
tags
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
other formats
audio/podcast