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  • Possible Consequences for Shoplifting in Nevada  Shoplifting is typically thought of as the wrongful taking of merchandise from a retailer. However, Section 597.860 of the Nevada Revised Statute describes it as also happening whenever an adult damages property on a merchant’s premises, and allows for civil damages in addition to criminal charges in that instance. Merchants who believe merchandise has been wrongfully taken may detain suspects pursuant to calling the police. Finding unpaid for merchandise is not enough to bring charges, as the suspect must have intentionally stolen items in order to qualify. An honest mistake in forgetting to pay for something does not constitute an illegal act under Nevada law. If the amount of property in question is $650

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