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Shoplifting is taking (or trying to take) something from a store without paying for it, with the intention of stealing. Learn what to expect if you’ve been charged with shoplifting.

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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