In order to be convicted of the crime of Shoplifting by Concealing Merchandise, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant concealed retail merchandise on his/her person or elsewhere under his/her control;
- That the merchandise was owned or possessed by someone other than the defendant; and
- That the defendant concealed that merchandise with an intent to deprive the merchant of its possession, use or benefit without having paid full value for it.
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