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Caught shoplifting, do I pay the fine?

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  • Caught shoplifting, do I pay the fine?


  • #2
    So it is not a fine. RLP do not have the authority to issue fines. It is a request for payment for their alleged losses in handling the matter. However, as a judge told them, they have had no additional costs or losses as they would have had the same costs whether you were there or not.

    They can't really call the police after the event. Nothing has been stolen, no loss.

    Just ignore. Tell parents, and tell them to ignore. Expect the ear bashing but I'm sure they will help.

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      • #4
        Have you really been reading the other threads about this (well yes as you have double posted). You were advised to just ignore their demands for payment. Look up the Oxford Case and RLP. There is a summary on this site.

        Tell parents, they are surprisingly tolerant and helpful.

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          • #6
            As ostell we recommend letting your parents know as this is a secret you will hanging over you for some months.
            As a misdemeanour it is very small
            RLP letters can be read here :https://legalbeagles.info/forums/for...rs-rlp-and-dwf
            There is no need to wait for your own copy.
            They can go on for 5 or 6 months, each one becoming more threatening as they become more desperate to relieve you of your money.

            Go to Uni, enjoy it (and do some study)

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            • #7
              Be a wasted journey for them if they try that tactic, as you don't pay them and you tell them to leave the premises otherwise you will call the police to prevent a breach of the peace.
              They won't actually come as there is no debt, and they have no power being toothless wonders

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              • #8
                what state do you live ?

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                • #9
                  Is there a way to change my address when I move so the letters come to me rather than my parents house? It's just not feesable for me to discuss this with my parents at all, if they found out it would be disastrous for my relationship with them, and also I have read that the debt collectors send letters after the forth letter from the RLP, are these envelopes obvious as to what is enclosed or is it discreet

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                  • #10
                    You could have your post redirected by the post office to your address at Uni

                    https://www.royalmail.com/personal/r...il/redirection

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                    • #11
                      I might see how much the fine is and depending on the amount just pay it, it seems like a lot of hassle to not pay and I understand I have done wrong and have accepted responsibility for that.

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                      • #12
                        are you sure you are just giving up?

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                        • #13
                          I don't want to give up, but with my parents not going to know, me moving cities soon, it just seems like a lot of stress for a non-significant amount of money

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                          • #14
                            ohh, i see ,it's better to pay the ticket rather to explain to your parents your current movements

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