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Banned from Kroger forever. Advice?

Submitted by Shortstack163 in Shoplifting (edited )

I paid for my stuff at Kroger and proceeded to walk back indoors to get some guacamole to lift and leave. I then head for the exit and get stopped by a cop and 3 hidden LP workers. Once they realize that the guac is not on the receipt. They confiscate all my groceries without returning and bring me to the back room. I am now getting fined from a 3rd party and am banned from Kroger forever. I however did not get fined. Any advice?

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fuckworldtrade wrote

I hope you didnt admit to anything when the cop confronted you. But really you should be able to go back after a couple months. The manager isn't gonna memorize your face and patrol the store to keep you out lol. He'll/she'll probably get laid off soon anway

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Drshoplifter wrote

Did you pay for the guacamole? My advice is to try to get it off your record. If your not guilty there will be plenty of evidence with the camera system

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Shortstack163 wrote (edited )

It will not be on my record. I am more concerned about being banned from Kroger as it is the only grocery store anywhere close to me.

No I did not attempt to pay for the guac. I went straight to the exit

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Throwdown321 wrote (edited )

as long as they dint arrest you, your fine. I would just go to a different kroger, i got caught at costcos(in the early 2000s for attempting to steal a gba game, was forced to buy it) and they said i was banned there for a while, i still went to other costcos, because i believe they cant immediately recognize you as thy dont have cameras. However i did not go back to that costco i was caught at for a few years. same with target got caught there, involved police but i eventually went back there(i had several close calls from other targets though. arrest will often result in your being "booked" aka fingerprinted being registered in LEO database, the whole thing. and it might include an actual charge like petty theft or misdeameanor, this will be on your criminal record forever, However you can expunge and seal the charges(you have to ask the court to do this) if your planning on getting employment, some employers are immune to "expunged seal records though". also if your banned, just go to another kroger and steal there, but be warned if they catch you again, and they have a picture and the copy of your Id you will get charged with trespassing.

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LiftMeUp77 wrote

Ahh, this happened to me a couple of years ago. Except I was doing a pushout (I’d done several of them, but this was just my lucky day to get caught). I cried and cried and begged them not to call the police bc I was broke and couldn’t afford food etc for my family. Long story short, and by some odd stroke of luck, they couldn’t get their computer/printer to work! So I got a verbal ban😎 Luckily where I live I have other grocery store options but I have been to other Kroger’s in the area and had no problems at all. I agree w/everyone here—do NOT pay the fine and wait a bit, you’ll be just fine.

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Whatchagonnado wrote

Don’t pay it. They can’t force you to pay a fine. And it may not have anything to do with a criminal charge anyway. It’s highly unlikely that any investigator or prosecutor would pick this up over a $3 jar of guacamole.

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Macy5 wrote

Mannnnn. You should’ve acted like you were absent minded.

“Like O oops. I didn’t realize I haven’t paid for it. I was having a Guacamole craving and just got into a frenzy and just want to eat it right now”

They didn’t have any right to take away your other groceries

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Newt wrote

That doesn't matter. I genuinely did forget to pay for something once, and LP hauled me into their office. As if somebody would pay for the expensive items, but lift an item worth 50 cents. That's one of the reasons I started lifting. Treat me like a criminal, I'll act like one. Fuckers.