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Category: Shoplifting


Don’t Run from Shoplifting Penalties – Fight Back against Them
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Imagine this. You get charged with shoplifting at a Denver shopping center. You plead guilty and get two years of probation. Then, a few months later, you don’t show up for a review hearing. The court puts out a warrant for your arrest, but you don’t care because you’ve already moved out of state. What are they going to do, chase you down over a shoplifting charge?
 
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How Can I Defend Against a Colorado Shoplifting Charge?
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A shoplifting charge may seem minor, but depending on the value of the items in question, you may face felony charges and could even end up spending time in prison. Because of this, it is important to be prepared before entering the courtroom and have a strong defense ready for the judge.
 
In Colorado, shoplifting is defined as the act of knowingly obtaining or controlling someone else’s property… Continue reading this article

Understanding Colorado’s Shoplifting Laws and Penalties
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With the holidays upon us, everyone is out buying gifts for their friends and family. This can be a stressful time of year for anyone, but it’s even more stressful for retailers. As the number of shoppers increases, so does the number of shoplifters.
 
There are many reasons why someone may shoplift something. Maybe they couldn’t afford the item they took. Maybe their friends pressured them. Maybe it… Continue reading this article

6 Different Ways You Can Be Charged With Colorado Property Crimes
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Property crime refers to a group of illegal activities that involve damaging or stealing another person’s private property. Property crime charges range in severity in Colorado—from petty offenses like shoplifting and vandalism to felonies like arson and armed robbery.
 
Unlike violent crimes or sex crimes, most property crimes target objects instead of people. Still, many property crimes—like arson and burglary—endanger the lives of victims, and the law takes… Continue reading this article

Parents: What To Do If Your Teen Is Caught Shoplifting
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No parent ever wants to get a call from a store telling them that their teenager was caught shoplifting, but if you do find yourself in that difficult situation, it’s important to stay calm and think about how best to handle the situation. Read on for advice about how to handle a shoplifting incident.
 
Understanding Your Child’s Reasons for Shoplifting
 
First, you should recognize that there’s no specific… Continue reading this article

Employee Theft Is More Common in Low-Wage Jobs
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A lot of attention is given to the issue of customers shoplifting from retailers, but significantly less media attention is paid to another type of shoplifting: employees taking money or merchandise from the retailer they work for. Studies suggest that this less well-known type of shoplifting is a particularly big problem for retailers who pay low wages.
 
There are a lot of different reasons why people might shoplift, ranging… Continue reading this article

6 Myths about Shoplifting, Debunked
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If you’ve been charged with shoplifting and word has gotten out, you’ve probably had to face friends and family who have a lot of preconceived notions about retail theft. You’ll likely face a lot of people who are trying to make sense of why you stole—and you may not entirely understand why you did it yourself. There’s no one motivation for shoplifting and no one type of person who shoplifts,… Continue reading this article

Blogs Provide Insights into World of Serial Shoplifting
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For some shoplifters, stealing from a retailer is a one-time thing—a mistake made due to peer pressure, stress, or other situational factors. For others, shoplifting has become a regular habit that provides feelings of power, pride, and community.
 
Individuals who fit into the latter category recently gained attention after an online shoplifting community was “outed” on the popular blogging platform Tumblr. While the criminal activity of the group is… Continue reading this article

I shoplifted and was caught on video – Should I just plead guilty to shoplifting?
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It is common for someone charged with shoplifting to be faced with the prospect of video evidence in his or her case, capturing the act of the alleged shoplifting – particularly when the store involved is a larger store like a supermarket, department store, or somewhere like Target or Wal Mart, as opposed to a small business.
 
Faced with video evidence, a person charged with shoplifting may understandably feel… Continue reading this article

Extreme Shoplifting Sets the Bar High for First-Time Offenders
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On March 3rd, the FBI arrested a family of three from Northbrook, IL, for a shoplifting spree allegedly resulting in more than $7 million in stolen property.The Bogdanov family’s cross-country thefts began in Oklahoma and continued through Texas and Louisiana before eventually finishing back in their hometown. Along the way, they went after major companies such as Barnes and Noble and Toys ‘R’ Us and sold their stolen merchandise on… Continue reading this article