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I was caught shoplifting in Debenhams worth £280 .The police was called.I was not arrested as i had a child with me.

Its my first time offence and was petrified.

I pleaded and Cried and was willing to pay the Amount.They finally agreed for me to pay the amount and close it.

I paid the full amount and left.

 

Was told i am banned from Debenhams.I have not signed any document with Debenhams or Police.

 

I did not have my ID with me.I gave my Name and Date of Birth .I Did not sign any document.The police told they needed details for record purpose.

The police told me i was very lucky as Debenhams told them they did not want to pursue the matter further.

 

What will happen next.Can they still take any action on me.

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Nothing will happen. Police came, decided not to.do anything. You paid for the goods and they're now yours.

 

Debenham don't want to pursue further.

 

Think about why you did it, don't do it again and move on with your life


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Hi and welcome to CAG

 

While what you did was wrong, identifying the reasons behind your poor choice is paramount to avoid making this choice again. It may help you to speak to your GP as they may have answers for you. The GP will treat everything you say in confidence.

 

From your initial post, you gave your name and date of birth but not your home address to Debenhams. IF that is the case then I suspect nothing further will happen. The reason I say this is because Debenhams use a company called Retail Loss Prevention to chase for 'compensation'. If you get anything in the post from them, DO NOT pay but come here first where we will be able to assist.

 

The police won't take any further action as Debenhams have told them not to.


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police have dealt with the matter as local restitution as they are entitled to. That is the end of things, no-one else can interfere with that, Debenhams cant change their minds, the police cant suddenly revisit the decision and certainly companies like RLP cannot tell anyone that you owe them money .

You have hopefuly learned your lesson and you can now forget about it. As for the ban, it doesnt matter that you didnt sign an agreement, if you go there again and get recognised you will be courting trouble so keep away for a goodly length of time.

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As per the others, don't think RLP will be in touch, they are powerless even if they did.


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As per the others, don't think RLP will be in touch, they are powerless even if they did.

 

Police have taken my Name ,Date of Birth and Address along with my sons .Can i still be arrested or issued court summons now.

I remember they told me i was lucky as they left me because of the child.

 

I think they told they needed my details for some record but no further action will be taken.What does this mean ?

 

I donot have the receipt of the Bill but its shown in my statement on the amount debited.I am still not able to sleep remembering the incidents that happened.I always dream police is coming to arrest me.

 

I have my visa for renewal soon.I am so worried about all this.I have a well paid job.Its totally worthless how i messed up everything.

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There are a couple of threads here where people had the same question about Visa's and they were OK however, the police were not involved in those cases.

 

In general, people who have been convicted of a crime may have some difficulty renewing a visa however as the police officers decided not to take action you may be fine.

I think I read somewhere that when a person is imprisoned for more than 12 months they become liable for deportation. This has not happened to you.

 

They took your details for their records so that if you did commit another offence, they could then see a pattern. This information will be kept on a database and may be disclosed on an enhanced DBS check by an employer. This depends on the job and the discretion of the Chief Constable who will decide if it is relevant or not.

 

This is what MIGHT happen. Nothing is definite.

 

Have you been to see your doctor? This feeling of dread is doing you no good and you may need help coming to terms with what you did. Do you have a partner? Have you confided in him/her?

 

On the assumption that Debenhams have truly dropped the matter and the police deciding not to take any action, I feel you should be OK. The thing I believe you need to do is talk. Partner/GP/friend. Talking does work.


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