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Re: Shoplifting

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:47 pm

Jenifer_37 wrote:
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:05 pm
Yes, it was very unfortunate, when he was leaving ntuc the police was on patrol and they overheard the conversation and intervened without any report from ntuc...so i would say it was a big mistake on his part and unlicky that police was standing near that ntuc...

do you guys think he can get a warning, he was very remorseful to IO and sorry for what has happened as he was very stressed out from work situations and didn’t slept properly.

Thanks for all your valuable inputs pls
No one cares about his attitude or sleeping problems. They care about the evidence. He must have been kicking up a fuss if police passing by noticed.
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Re: Shoplifting

Post by abbby » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 2:37 pm

Once the police is involved, then it's a police case which might likely result in a criminal record.
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Re: Shoplifting

Post by Jenifer_37 » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 2:50 pm

Yes, he was explaining to the ntuc staff...what is your opinion sir...will AGC let him off for a warning as this was his first time in 8 years in singapore...

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Re: Shoplifting

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 4:16 pm

Oh for goodness sakes. Stop asking questions we cannot answer you stupid woman. If you're so emotionally invested in this thief then pay for him to have a lawyer.
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Re: Shoplifting

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Jul 2020 8:26 pm

Jenifer_37 wrote:
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 2:50 pm
Yes, he was explaining to the ntuc staff...what is your opinion sir...will AGC let him off for a warning as this was his first time in 8 years in singapore...
Don't you really mean it's the first time he's been caught.

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Re: Shoplifting

Post by kozizi » Wed, 08 Jul 2020 1:40 pm

It happened to me couple of yrs ago, that I came back from NTUC with groceries, and while emptying out the bags at home I noticed a bell pepper that I didn't recollect purchasing. It wasn't mentioned on my bill too.
Turned out my then 2 year old had picked up the shiny green bell pepper for her amusement, and then popped it into the bag without me noticing somehow!
I raced back to NTUC, explained them the situation, paid $1+ for the damn pepper and returned.
Now I realize I was so close to being taken to the police station :lol:

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Re: Shoplifting

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 08 Jul 2020 5:14 pm

kozizi wrote:
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 1:40 pm
It happened to me couple of yrs ago, that I came back from NTUC with groceries, and while emptying out the bags at home I noticed a bell pepper that I didn't recollect purchasing. It wasn't mentioned on my bill too.
Turned out my then 2 year old had picked up the shiny green bell pepper for her amusement, and then popped it into the bag without me noticing somehow!
I raced back to NTUC, explained them the situation, paid $1+ for the damn pepper and returned.
Now I realize I was so close to being taken to the police station :lol:
Yes I would not do that again.
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Re: Shoplifting

Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:57 am

I've put my mobile phone on the fridge shelf whilst holding a carton of milk and handed over my credit card at the gym desk instead of my membership card. That latter one more than once, actually.

I also recall standing at the Challenger's payment counter, but not having an item in hand. Turns out I'd put the thing, a memory card, in my pocket during browsing. I only realized after patting myself down at the counter.

More in line with the OP case, I once found myself standing outside the supermarket holding a bag of unpaid apples. Of course I rushed back in to pay.

A lot a factors that determine whether the shop will pursue, I reckon. I also like to think their default setting is not to pursue, given the paperwork and what-not. Even the cops' prefer not to go ahead with this petty stuff, me thinks.

But yeah, it looks like the CCTV images and the guy's general demeanor tipped them into charging.

Still, AFAIC: there but for the grace of God...

I wish him luck. Keep us posted?

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Re: Shoplifting

Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

Unfortunately the times are such that foreigners are being bashed over the head with a stick...

I would imagine in other times, your friend would have got away with paying for the item and then getting a warning.

Now, I suspect they may want to provide an example to locals that they are indeed prosecuting foreigners.

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