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Asked on: 2/28/13, 12:38 pm

I was caught in a shoplifting incident at Sears nearly 2 months ago. I'm 15, and I was caught with a $10 dollar T-Shirt and I was released to a Guardian, after I signed a few papers. They told me they weren't going to call the police or press charges. However, I come to find a Civil Claim notice for $75. After doing a little research, I was told not to do anything because it was a ploy, and It would cost Sears more to take me to court than they'd actually receive if they won. So I proceeded to not pay. Now, I just received a second notice and I'm skeptical because I'm a minor and I'm not working. Is it really this serious? Should I pay, or continue to ignore it?

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