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