Under-ringing the value of goods in a store where you work in order to allow for a friend or someone else to take material out of the store without paying the approved price is considered shoplifting in New Jersey.
Penalties for shoplifting are based on the value of the goods taken, and can be charged as anything from a Disorderly Persons offense (value less than $200) to a Second Degree crime carrying a potential sentence of 5-10 years (value in excess of $75,000).
A shoplifting charge may not seem like a big deal, but at whatever level you’re charged, the full penalty won’t be felt until later, when you sit down to fill out job applications and try to get your life back on track.
Attorney Matthew Reisig is an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect you from prosecutors when you’ve been charged with shoplifting. Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.