Earn It! : Teen Shoplifters Caught, Put To Work - Donate Wages To Police

Eric Scheiner | March 28, 2023
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Two South Carolina teenagers caught shoplifting are being put to work at the store and the money they earn is being donated to the local police department.

Fox Carolina reports that the Greenville Police Department used surveillance video to identify shoplifters from a store at an area mall earlier this month. When the store president discovered the suspects were underage teens, she worked with their parents to come up a creative way to address the situation – she put them to work.

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“I think this is a situation where teenagers do stupid things and we know that,” said Palmetto Moon President Amber Dube, “So I think it’s important for us to think about what they did and really judge on the merits of who they are and what they can contribute back to the community.”

The teens returned the stolen items, apologized for their behavior, paid for the merchandise and will now work in the back of the Palmetto Moon store – and they will donate the wages they would receive to Greenville Police.

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