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Shoplifting at the hardware store

Shoplifting for over 2.000sek

peta.mila2
post 27.Oct.2017, 04:48 PM
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Hi.

If you feel like judging, go ahead if that will make you feel better.
I am looking here for honest advice, and trust me, I am already paying a lot for this stupid deed.

So here it goes. I have shoplifted at the hardware store, and have been caught. The police came, interrogated and everything. The amount for shoplifted goods were around 2.000 SEK.
I'm from EU country, and currently a student.
Police shortly said that the charges will be sent to the court, and there I will have to attend, where eventually charges will be placed.

Can someone please lead me to the right direction, of what should I do? Most importantly, how this will affect me, and what kind of punishment I can expect?

Thank you for understanding.
We do stupid things, one way or the other.
We regret and we learn.
But somehow one must carry one, instead of jumping of the roof, right?
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:02 PM
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Is there a Student Counselor at your school???

That may be a source of help for you...
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intrepidfox
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:03 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
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Is it your first time?? Was the amount less than 2000:-

Your will probably be fined if that is the case
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peta.mila2
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:12 PM
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It is my first time. The amount was something like 2100:-

I looked up, but it doesn't seem like there is any student counseling that would help with such matter.

I would like to know also - IF I was working, would the police or the court would contact my employee to get the payslips, since they need to know the amount of the income? Or they acquire such information without informing the employee on such matter?

Thank you for your responses
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peta.mila2
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:14 PM
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Also, would the police would come to my home for searching the stolen goods?? I ask because they seemed very interested where I live and with whom. I have nothing to worry since I did not steal anything else before, but I would suffer greatly if the police just showed up at the house for such reasons.
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intrepidfox
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (peta.mila2 @ 27.Oct.2017, 05:12 PM) *
It is my first time. The amount was something like 2100:-I looked up, but it doesn't seem like there is any student counseling that would help with such matter.I would lik ... (show full quote)



QUOTE (peta.mila2 @ 27.Oct.2017, 05:14 PM) *
Also, would the police would come to my home for searching the stolen goods?? I ask because they seemed very interested where I live and with whom. I have nothing to worry sin ... (show full quote)



Don´t worry. They will not contact your employee. They can get all the info from the tax office. They will not search your home either. The police do not have the time especially as you have not been in trouuble before.

As you have taken goods for more than 2000:- it is theft not shoplifting but again do not worry as you will probably be fined, maybe a higher fine but you will not end up in prison.

Everyone makes mistakes. Don´t do it again

Good luck
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intrepidfox
post 27.Oct.2017, 05:32 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
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If you do get fined here is the way to calculate the total amount.

https://rakna.net/berakna/dagsboter/
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peta.mila2
post 27.Oct.2017, 06:11 PM
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Thank you so so so much for your help, you are incredibly helpful. It is the worst not knowing the possible consequences...

You know, the guard that came to take me was very aggressive and instantly grabbed and twisted my arm, I was telling him to stop hurting me and that I am willing to follow him, since I knew there is no way out of this. But he kept shouting swearwords at me and was twisting my arm even harder. In a second another guard appeared and made it all look super dramatic (I mean, I'm a small sized girl, the force they inflicted on me was ridiculous and completely for show-off!).
Then they reported to the police that I was refusing to follow them! And this they said is another crime I have committed.
During the interrogation, I denied that I was refusing, because I was simply asking to stop hurting me and that I come of course. I don't know how it will look on the video, but these macho guards made it look dramatic. So I wonder, how this can affect the whole thing? Now I'm on painkillers because the guy really twisted the arm out of place - should I have gone to the hospital to get the paper of 'injury'?

Seriously. I hope some people read this with intentions for shoplifting and it will be a great deter! NOT WORTH IT! I have never ever regretted this much in my life.

Once again, thank you for your responses, the more information the better!!!
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 27.Oct.2017, 08:29 PM
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If this is the worst even in your life you will be lucky...In a few years it will be forgotten and maybe if remembered...laughed at!!!

"This too shall pass"
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peta.mila2
post 28.Oct.2017, 10:18 AM
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People,

I doubt this is something one can laugh about even after some years. This is really serious...

I had no consideration whatsoever that the value of the small things I shoplifted was so high overall, over 2000 sek.
I am reading the penal code, and there I find that if the sum is over 1000 sek, then it is considered gross and punishment can be imprisonment. I am really freaking out, people! I am an academic, normal person who did this stupid thing, and now I should be prepared for jail?? Please tell, do I need to start looking for a lawyer? Are there possibilities to do public work instead of being sentenced to jail or financial punishment?

Please help me find answer to these questions, I have such a regret, and I am falling into deep depression...
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intrepidfox
post 28.Oct.2017, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (peta.mila2 @ 28.Oct.2017, 10:18 AM) *
People,I doubt this is something one can laugh about even after some years. This is really serious...I had no consideration whatsoever that the value of the small things I sho ... (show full quote)



You will not be sent to jail. People that get caught with guns get fines these days.

Do not worry. If you are then talk to lawyer (you can get a free consultation, 15 minutes)

https://www.juridex.se/gratis-juridisk-radgivning/
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riemann
post 28.Oct.2017, 11:12 AM
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When I first came here I worked as a manager at a restaurant. Within the first month or so I experienced my first “dine and dash”, but luckily I saw the older couple taking off out the window and being much younger managed to catch them quickly. I called the police whilst holding the man with the wife sitting down beside him on a bench. The police finally showed up after 30 MINUTES!!! even though this was downtown Göteborg and you know what the police told me? They won’t do anything if it’s under 750kr (their bill was like 450kr or so). The police asked for their ID, they said they had none so the police asked for their perssonummers, but again they said they don’t have as they are just visiting. So the police ended up with two names that are probably fake and sent them on their way and us servers/bartenders had to pay the 450kr out of our own pockets.

You’re probably wondering how this relates to you... well as Intrepid said above for such a small sum as 2100kr I really doubt you will experience anything more then a slap on the wrist and a fine. If I were you though I would be more concerned if this will appear as a criminal record because correct me if I’m wrong but in Academia you’re required to submit to a background check for most positions throughout the world. That would be a real shame to lose out on an academic career over a seemingly stupid mistake.
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Bsmith
post 28.Oct.2017, 11:25 AM
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Often the most important lessons do not come from school. You have made a mistake and will suffer a consequence. Most likely a fine and some humiliation and guilt. You will learn from it. Someday, perhaps, you will be tempted by another opportunity to steal and you will remember this incident and will not make the same mistake again. Life lessons can be tough.

Learn from it and move on is the best advice I can give.
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peta.mila2
post 28.Oct.2017, 11:28 AM
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Thank you for your replies, you have no idea how much of help your opinions and knowledge are worth, I appreciate it so so much.

About the criminal records though, I have read that it would stay for 5 years. How true is it? I am not sure what that means - would it be completely erased from my record after 5 years, or it will be accessible for my future employees for the rest of my life?

I did not know that academia does the background check. I thought that background checks are done mainly for vulnerable positions such as work at military/police type of works, or with small children. But off course, I am completely fucked. Completely.
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intrepidfox
post 28.Oct.2017, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE (peta.mila2 @ 28.Oct.2017, 11:28 AM) *
Thank you for your replies, you have no idea how much of help your opinions and knowledge are worth, I appreciate it so so much. About the criminal records though, I have read ... (show full quote)


It is not for life as you stated it is 5 years then it is erased
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