I have a good friend with bad anxiety and sometimes starts worrying about... well, anything. She started worrying about some old things in her past. About three years ago, she started going through a rough patch in life and started taking stuff from a large chain store but was never caught. It was never anything expensive, mostly just some food/snacks and a few sweaters, so probably anywhere between $20 - $50 each time, sometimes going once a week or not going for several weeks.
However, after a few months of hitting this place (and somewhere else, also just for food), she stopped completely and never went back. According to her, she was never approached or stopped by LP. She stopped lifting because she felt bad. Lately though, she's been wondering how she got so lucky with getting away and then started panicking about the store filing police reports after she stopped and that they're still looking for her or issued a warrant.
I started googling around just to get an insight to this to try and calm her down. Everything I've read seems to indicate that if they wanted to stop her or could have, they would have done so already at the store. And that LP care more about heavy lifters, not someone taking groceries or some clothes. Is this true? Do you think she has anything to worry about? I told her to find a lawyer to check if she's that worried but she can't afford one.