Jersey Shore and Jackson outlets
When you shoplift at the outlets, they prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
Shoplifting is different from other theft charges because if you ultimately are convicted of or plead guilty to shoplifting over any other charge, there is a mandatory jail sentence. This includes shoplifting-related charges of possession of accessory shoplifting devices like a booster bag.
Shoplifting is defined as the willful theft or attempted theft of merchandise from a retail establishment without the knowledge or consent of the seller, with the intention of converting those goods for one’s personal use and without having paid the purchase price.
Different degrees of shoplifting:
Second degree offense: Items with a value of over $75,000. Punishable by a fine of up to $150,000 and 5 to 10 years in prison.
Third degree offense: Items with a value greater than $500, but less than $75,000. Punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and 3 to 5 years in prison.
Fourth degree offense: Items with a value greater than $200, but less than $500. Punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and 18 months in prison.
First time offenders who are convicted of taking items valued at less than $200 are charged with a disorderly persons offense. Punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, 6 months in jail, and 10 days of community service.