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Caught with friend in primark age 16

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  • Caught with friend in primark age 16

    Just last year me and my friend were caught shop lifting in primark (completely stupid I know) and weíre sent the the bank room where everything was taken back off us all with tags etc, police were rang and arrived in the store to talk to us and my mum came in as they couldnít talk to me without a parents supervision, police talked about a fine of around £70 and I was told Iíd receive a letter about paying this. When I got the letter from rlp the amount of money asked for was ridiculous (over £200). I canít afford to pay that and itís been a few months now. I payed 30 pounds of it whilst I had the money in my account and then made sure there was anough the next month for it to come out again, and there was, but they never took it out and they then against sent me another letter saying £12 was added on for not paying it, after reading these I ignored that letter again and another one came through today saying another £12 was added on and then mentioned something about court and the end of the letter, thereís way too many things I donít understand written in the letter as Iím still only 16. My friend also got fined the same amount and her dad rang up and said he didnít want to hear anything back from them as he knows what theyíre about. Apparently theyíve stopped bugging her and she hasnít paid any. Scared to ignore another letter... also does me paying £30 of it now make them be able to make me pay the rest of it as Iíve agreed to already pay some ??? Please help
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    Re: Caught with friend in primark age 16

    Hi there, and welcome to Legalbeagles.

    The fact you partly paid their invoice does not mean you owe them any more money.
    You didn't owe them anything from the beginning, so you owe them nothing now.
    A pity you paid the shysters anything 'cos there's no way to get it back.

    How did you pay them?
    Did you give them a direct debit authority?
    If so make sure the bank are instructed that it is cancelled.

    Do not pay them any more.
    They are entitled to nothing.
    Let them continue wasting their money sending pointless demands to you.
    Let them add on their charges to a non existent debt that will never be paid.

    Guarantee they won't go to court as last time they tried that they got an awful ticking off by the judge.
    However as you have partly paid they think they have hooked a vulnerable person who is going to pay more, so theyt will redouble their threats and letters to scare you into paying up.
    Resist that temptation and ignore them.

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