Shoplifting by Switching a Price Tag

The crime of Shoplifting by Switching a Price Tag is the intentional alteration, transfer or removal of a price tag or label used for determining the price of retail merchandise held for sale and then attempting to purchase such merchandise at less than its full retain price with the intention of depriving the merchant of all or some of its retail value.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Shoplifting by Switching a Price Tag, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That the price of retail merchandise owned or possessed by someone other than the defendant was contained on a label, price tag or other marking;
  2. That the defendant intentionally altered or removed that label or price tag from the merchandise;
  3. That the defendant, personally or by agreement with another person, then attempted to purchase that merchandise at less than its full retail price; and
  4. That the defendant did so with the intent to deprive the merchant of all or some of its retail value.
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