I got caught shoplifting at a grocery store in Montreal today. The security guard took me to the back room and took my ID. He made me empty everything in my bag that I stole. Then, he called someone on the phone. I couldn't understand what he was saying because it was all in french, but I heard him say the address of the store. He was typing something on the computer. The police did not come. I felt really bad, and in the end he told me that I was free but I was banned from coming ever coming back to the store. Will this offence appear on my criminal record? I'm just worried that if I ever need a background check, it would show up. Also, my address on my ID is from British Columbia, and I'm worried that they'll send some kind of a letter to my address back home because my mom would find out if they mail something there. I'm really embarrassed- Would they send some kind of a letter to my address?
Answer by Andrew Captan
Not VerifiedOntario lawyer
Posted 10 months ago
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