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Hi all, 


I'm looking for some advice.  Stupidly I was caught shoplifting around £30 worth of items from tesco.  (been going through a lot recently and just been in self-destruct mode)


Police were called and I was given a recorded warning from them.  


However today by suprise I recieved a letter from a solicitors called DWF.  The letter states that I've to pay they £125.


Now I have read a lot of posts that say just to ignore them, but I'm sure none of them had the police involved.  


Can anyone give me some advice on if I'm required to pay this ?


PS I've really shredded the letter and gave the remains to my fire pit.  

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I'm assuming that the supermarket receive their goods back undamaged.

Probably a mistake to shred the letter because you should keep a paper trail of everything – but yes you should ignore it but if anything else arrives then let us know and don't destroy it.

Particularly because the police have already been involved, I don't think you have anything else to fear. Presumably they got you to sign something?

Obviously you have made a bad judgement call by shoplifting from this supermarket or anywhere else. I don't know if it was a one-off but hopefully you have now had a bit of a shock and maybe it will make you think more carefully about this kind of thing.

I think that you want to share this information with somebody – and maybe you should go and see your GP and tell them about it. Also, if you have any trustworthy members of your family then maybe you should let them know what you have done and unburdening yourself is going to be therapeutic – and also may be they will be able to talk to you in a way which will be helpful.

Please keep us informed if you hear anything more from DWF

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Thanks for your reply, yes they got the items back undamaged. 


The police got of to sign the recorded warning but the man in tesco didn't have me sign anything, he just took my name and address,  didn't ask any other questions or say anything about a "fine"


Was just a one off.  I had just lost and buried my 21 year old nephew.  So really wasn't in right frame of mind. Deffo wont be doing that again.  Nearly 30, with a clean record up till now so was a big shock for some stupid items that I had the money to actually pay for.  


I'm currently in the processes of being refereed to a therapist. To try and help. 


I'll make sure that I update this if I recieve any more letters from them and I'll make sure to keep them. 

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regardless to whomever have been involved and what happened ... police, court, bloke that collects the trolleys in the carpark


..you TOTALLY ignore the likes of DWF and RLP no matter what




please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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