Trouble

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I'm Haley and my best friend is Delaney. We had this perfect idea to get some new items. In March 2005 we took one thing for about $2. A week later, we took about $50 worth of makeup. The dext day, we had the guts to go back and take $40 more dollers worth of makeup. We walked out of Wal-Mart just like happy camerpers without even knowing wat was in front of us. I had Delaney's purse with everything in it. Two HUGE security guys came after us and grabbed us. We were both soo scared. One told me to give him back his muchindise but i yelled back at him to get off of me without even thinking he was a piece of fuzz (cop). We sat in the security room for about 2 hours. We saw all the screens for the cameras, and wow they watch those cameras like an animal hunting their prey! Me and Delaney can't ever go back to Wal-Mart. If we are even in the parking lot they can have cops out and take us away in handcuffs. We got 10 hours of community service and some counceling. We had to pay Wal-Mart $100 plus what we took. I lost my spring break and didn't do anything for the longest time. We are both in deep...still...and are just finishing our community service stuff. It was a big thing and at only 13 years old we have a record for theft...not too good!!
 
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I've been in this system since i was 11 years old. i started out shoplifting and drinking beer. got caught and put on probation. then i started using drugs failed my u.a.s and kept violating. they tried treatment centers and i still continued to be bad. finally i was commited to black canyon!! no fun ive been there twice and now my boyfriend is in prison so im doing good to help him stay on the right track when he gets out.

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So I had this great job, a car and everything. I don’t know what was crossing my mind at the time I guess nothing and in no way am I proud of what I did. I loved my work so I don’t know what the heck I was thinking. Gradually over I would say a month time period I put money on our store gift cards, put no money in the register and went and bought items for myself and friends. the total of what I stole was around $600 it wasn’t all at once and I know what I did was wrong. I lost my job got arrested and have a court date. I’m not sure what’s going to happen yet but the money is paid back already thanks to my parents (now I just have to pay them back). But just a heads up to learn from my mistakes and stupidity. With one stupid little action you can loose all your privileges and your life and it takes work to earn all those things back.
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Don't be a chicken. It's just a little fun. Randy did the right thing by hesitating and choosing to not get involved. Deliberately damaging someone elses property is against the law. In addition, mailboxes are considered federal property and it is a crime to vandalize them (and to injure, deface, or destroy any mail deposited in them.) (Title 18, United Stated Code, Section 1705). Violators can be fined up to $250,000 or imprisoned for up to three years for each act of vandalism. In Arizona, deliberately damaging or defacing the property of another person is called criminal damage and it is a felony. Deliberately damaging any building, structure, or place used as a school or educational facility is called aggravated criminal damage. If the damage exceeds the cost of $10,000, it is a class 4 felony. Damage to another persons property may sometimes be class 2 misdemeanor (under $250.00) but damage to an educational facility is always a felony. Painting graffiti is a form of criminal damage and it is against the law. Some juveniles have been tried as adults for committing criminal damage. The sentence includes jail time and probation. Juveniles who damage the property of others can be placed on probation (with or without detention) and can be required to pay for damages.