How Well Do You Know the Retail Theft Laws in Minnesota?

You probably know that taking an item from a store without paying for is shoplifting – or retail theft. What if you put something into your purse, bag, or pocket, but haven’t left the store yet? Is that theft? Or how about switching prices – is that considered stealing?

Even though retail theft is a common problem in Minnesota, many people don’t really understand the laws related to it in depth. Because of this, it is possible to engage in behavior that could result in a criminal charge without really understanding why. 

In this blog post, we will be discussing the laws related to retail theft in Minnesota, what constitutes retail theft, and the penalties associated with it.

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The Various Ways You Can Be Accused of Shoplifting in MN

When people think of shoplifting, they typically imagine someone shoving something into their purse or backpack to conceal merchandise without paying for it. While this is example of shoplifting, it isn’t the only way to commit the crime.

Shoplifting is a crime that is quite common and committed by people from different backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. In Minnesota, shoplifting is a charge that can mean big trouble regardless of who you are.

What are the ways a person can commit shoplifting in the state? Read on to find out the answer and what consequences exist if found guilty.

Minnesota Shoplifting

Under Minnesota law, shoplifting is a theft crime. However, it involves much more than simply taking something from a store [...]