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.What You[...]