Retail Fraud/Shoplifting Defense
WHAT IS RETAIL FRAUD?
In the State of Michigan, retail fraud, which is commonly referred to as shoplifting is a serious offense. Retail fraud is defined as the stealing of property offered for sale from a store during regular business hours. Other methods or schemes of retail fraud are, price switching, false exchanges, among others. The stigma associated with a conviction of theft, shoplifting, or retail fraud can be damaging to an individual’s reputation and career. Therefore, it is vital that charges of retail fraud be addressed by a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney.