autumnlover

autumnlover wrote

Reply to by !deleted18058

I do this with my kids diapers alllll the time. I go get groceries and stick a few diaper boxes on the bottom and can walk out with them so easily. And if someone says something I can say I just forgot about them. Haven't had to pay for diapers in several months.

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autumnlover wrote

I've heard that @ pp le keeps track of their devices. Like it has a trader or something that alerts them when one of their products leaves the store. You could try ordering them online and doing a did not receive claim. Never done that so idk if it'll work but I think taking them from the store is really risky.

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autumnlover wrote

Whoa, I never would have thought of doing this on my own before. I'll have to try it soon! Also check my last post for a similar ish method, but I think yours is better especially for stores that don't have many cameras or receipt check. I wish I thought to do this in the store that I got caught in, dang it! Thanks for sharing though!!

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autumnlover wrote

Reply to by !deleted17519

Try JCP, it's really easy. And my Carter's isn't too bad. There's a few cameras but I'm usually in there with my stroller (which is normal since I'm a mom shopping for my kid) and it's easy to get stuff concealed in the stroller.

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autumnlover wrote

Ok I recently got caught for trying to take like $900 of shit from a grocery store that's only in my state. I hate hate hate that I got caught and didn't think I ever would, but I think if youre lifting on the regular it's easy to get careless and eventually it happens. It sucks. I got a lawyer and he told me that I would be taking a plea in abeyance which isn't guilty or not guilty, and you can do that. Or plead no contest. Definitely try to take a class before court so it shows you're already trying to change and improve. I never had anything on my record before turning 18, but you could probably get it expunged in a few years. So sorry your situation isn't the best. :'( breaks my heart. But I hope things turn around for you soon and that you can find peace and happiness and fulfillment in your life. Stay out of trouble since you're not going to want to be haunted by your past as a teenager and want to avoid this stuff being on your record for forever. Even if you get it expunged the government and certain places can still see it. Just be careful out there my friend.

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autumnlover OP wrote

I don't even know man. I got lots of organic produce, some personal care products like expensive shampoo and conditioner, a pack of steak and chicken, a toaster and a few more kitchen things like pantry containers. I am pretty sure they rang stuff up twice or more to get the total higher. The bitch of a manger wouldn't let me see the receipt. I shouldn't have let her treat me like that but I was terrified and wasn't thinking at all.

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autumnlover wrote

I'm glad it's working for you! I have hormonal acne and nothing seems to work lately. Yeah, I keep looking back at all the things I wish I had done differently, like I could have put my son in the seat part and walked out with my purse on hand instead of underneath everything. And then I could've just said he was getting tired and didn't want to walk and I couldn't carry him, and I left my credit card in the car and couldn't just leave him or the cart inside. So I went out with the cart to grab my card then was planning to go back in the store and pay for everything. Or I could've gone to another store, or at least could've had a lot less stuff because then the charges would be smaller. Ugh. I just feel so awful and it's definitely gonna affect so many other aspects of my life. And yeah, JCP is easy. I know it's helpful to save money right now by lifting but please still be careful out there! Don't think you're above the law, don't get greedy, don't get too casual/comfortable. Seriously just don't do anything I did! I'm an idiot. Just be careful and don't get caught!!! I never thought I would but I got careless. Anyways, just be smart and aware of your surroundings and never lift more than what you can reasonably afford to pay back if you ever happen to get caught!!

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autumnlover wrote

Lmao at the CVS part. And I think you're a genius!! Your method is SO smart! I've done something like that at JCP too, but I got the JCP bag from the lingerie section of the store behind the desk since nobody was there and went to the dressing room and filled it up with clothes. I never thought of bringing a bag that looks full from another store though. I think you could possibly get away with doing that at other stores, but the great thing about JCP is that they have lots of dressing rooms throughout the store with hardly anyone attending them. So if there's someone attending the fitting room it might not work, or just be super careful about it. A little too risky though so idk. Also if you're gonna get soap and stuff you might as well get things without so many nasty chemicals! Just saying!! 🤗 It's just that olay and other cheaper brands have synthetics fragrances and other things that mimic hormones and throw off your body's hormonal balance. But you do you!!!! Just saying though, if you're not gonna pay for it you might as well get a better quality one!! :) Also you could try getting groceries and take some reusable bags with you and slowly fill them up as you walk throughout the store. Obviously be careful doing this too though! I got caught today for the very first time. If you look at my profile you can see it posted there for more info. Anyways, I wish you the best!! Be safe out there!

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autumnlover OP wrote

Thank you, you are always so kind. I really hate that I got caught and honestly just never thought I would. I just wish the store manager would've let me return the stuff and walk away. That's what I Would've done if I were an employee and saw someone lifting, at least the first time. She was such a bitch though. Told me I couldn't use my phone, wouldn't let me move from the spot I had to stand in, looked through my bag and wallet, and was so intent on charging me. I asked if she had a right to look through my stuff and she said if I want to argue/cause a problem then I'll be in worse trouble and that I can bring it up in court if I want. I almost wish she physically attacked me so I could sue her stupid ass. Ugh. Anyways, thanks again. I really do appreciate it!!

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autumnlover OP wrote

So I have never done drugs before or drank. I do have a hit and run on my record and I do have a disorderly conduct charge from like 5 years ago. Not sure if it's still on my record but I did go to therapy for it and got that issue fixed. (caused by some severe PTSD I had gone through and didn't even realize I had PTSD until afterwards). Anyways, I don't have a clean record but don't have any previous shoplifting charges for sure. Is it possible to still get it lowered? I'm really really hoping that I can just pay a fine, take a class, do community service, and get it lowered and possibly expunged in a few years. I just feel so badly for my husband/family. Also please don't judge me as I already feel terrible about it but I did have my son with me. Does that make it worse? I'm just freaking out about this whole thing and feel like crap. For sure never ever doing that again. Ever. Thanks for all the advice so far, I really appreciate it!!

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autumnlover OP wrote

Sorry, I meant to say class A. So I do feel like I'm fucked. Is there any way a lawyer can lower that? I'm a stay-at-home mom and plan to be a therapist or something in the future and am scared this is gonna affect my record really badly. Definitely looking for a job though so I can pay lawyer fees and whatever the fine ends up being.

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autumnlover OP wrote

Additionally, I am on an antidepressant (Celexa) and wonder if that would make a difference. Should I get a lawyer? Will that make a difference at all? And is there any way to not have this on my record for forever? Now I will need to get a job but am scared I won't get hired because of my record. I have a few driving things on there and another charge. I'm banned from their stores forever too and that scares the heck out of me, because I can get arrested just for getting within 15 feet of their property. Not that I'm intending to ever enter their stores again but what if I accidentally get too close?? And how do I tell people I can't go to their stores if I'm asked?? Gosh this whole thing is so anxiety inducing. I really really wish that I just left the cart in the store. Or that I did purchase just the basic things I needed, or just went to another store entirely. I hate this so so much :'(

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autumnlover OP wrote

I had reusable bags with me and tried to put most of my stuff in there. I got careless though and I'm pretty sure they were already onto me. I feel so stupid. I honestly didn't think they'd be paying attention this time or ever but my biggest mistake was not switching up stores. I hadn't been there in at least a month so I thought I was fine. Never doing it again though. I'm terrified and feel so awful right now.

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