Hi, new to this group and need some sound advice please.
I've just realised I have been doing some major stupid mistakes which I never gave too much thought:
I shop in tkmaxx a lot but also return a lot of items, always to the same shop, giving my correct details, so never intended to deceive on purpose, just been incredibly naive!!
As there is a major issue with tkm labeling and product description ( labels always fall off, description says 'modbox, no other label present except for the price one') I might have returned items with the wrong tags or even wrong items on numerous occasions. This was not intended for any financial gain, my justification was swapping other brand new items that I did not refund on time from tkm or other shops ( small value items for personal use).
Question is I think they are on to me now?!
I was not stopped last time in store but noticed the assistant checked with a manager and put the items aside in a cupboard.
I might be paranoid, I really do not know.
So I have since googled about tkm returns and came across lots of scary posts on here which have terrified me and gave me the reality check I needed.
Please no judgement, I am dealing with my own demons already regarding all this (counselling, mental issues etc).
I am truly regretful and realise my naivity and the severity of it.
Needless to say I will not set foot in the shop again!!! Or ever do any of sorts!!
So, if they are on to me how long will it take to investigate? I read that you need 2 accounts and they will most likely find more than that over the course of the years. How far would they search, months, years? And on what criteria, by name or card number?
Will they send police to my door or will police ring to call me to station?
I am trying to compile all this data myself from my bank accounts to asses figures and also what to do?
Ideally I want the whole nightmare to end and would like to confess to it all and pay my pennance.
If I chose to go and speak with the manager and beg not to involve police, how likely is that? I am willing to admit to anything they find and pay back any money needed if it caused any financial damages. Do they have to send it to police or court regardless??
I have nightmares of them making a showcase of me and have my name scattered in papers!!
Please help, I need some guidance!
@maxxer I noticed you have a lot of expertise and would appreciate your input even though you probably despise people like me