of my friend went to Boots today, she had purchased perfumes of aroung 40 £.
She paid for 40£,
she got a Boots bag but she felt she missed something so went to perfume location again
and took two more perfumes which were costing around 60£ and was to pay for it,
but issue was she kept the perfume in the Boots bag,
She was in some other thoughts and went near the doors.
As she went near the doors she was asked by security officials to stop
and was escorted to the Cabin where she found two ladies and 2 security gaurds.
As she is new to UK she was not aware what was happening and got afraid.
She was questioned on perfume bottles and charged against her that she tried stealing it.
and they said it was recorded in CCTV.
She informed them that she was not aware of it and apologized for the same.
But they did not listen and threatened her to sign a paper
and if not signed then she will face consequences
and gave her RLP contact details on a paper and said she would get letter for RLP in a week.
she was asked for her address and her debit card details and banned her coming to Boots back.
Not sure if they had called police as she was not able to understand what were they talking.
We both are roommates and we both havent slept for second day now thinking what would happen next..
I saw the blogs. wanted to confirm what should we do
Should she pay to RLP
If she pays would they not send the letter again
and what proof she gets of payment made.
we are due to go to apply for Shengen visa ,
would this affect the visa application.
Will she have any Police record against her because of this.
We are leaving UK in next 6 months.
will it affect her work and will she be asked to leave from work.
Will boots take action against her and police will get hold of her.
Will RLP keep her record and will it affect my coming to UK again on work permit affect.
I am going to call RLP and check what they do if money not paid.
please give me answer as I and my freind are very afraid as we are new in this country.