I was in Sainsbury’s today and did scan and shop. I arrived in after a busy day at work and immediately got distracted by the clothes.
I put a few things in my trolley and then did a shop. I paid and was about to get into my car when the security guard stopped me and asked me to come back in.
I did and they took me upstairs. I was mortified and said I forgot to scan the clothes and a conditioner, 5 items. I know its unacceptable but I was distracted and Initially hadn’t really planned to use scan and shop.
No excuse. I offered to pay for the goods but the manager said it was too late. He looked at the CCTV and because I didn’t try to scan the items he was phoning the police.
The cost of the items was about £40. I was crying at this point and told them I was a nurse, just coming from work and I could get struck off.
They rang the police anyway and they came and issued me with a community resolution notice, which goes off my record in a year. I feel terrible. I have to declare this to my employer and NMC.
They kept me in a room on my own with 4 staff and have banned me from all stores. The police said if I didn’t do the community order I would go to court and they would refer me to the PPS.
I’m so stressed, can u appeal this or should I just accept it?
Thanks for reading