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Stealing then paying

  1. profile image59
    Hollieeeeposted 8 months ago

    Stealing then paying

    Would you still get into trouble if you stole something small from a store e.g a can of soda then went back and paid for it because you felt bad?

  2. chapman-laura profile image76
    chapman-lauraposted 8 months ago

    In law the simple factors they look at is the actus reus (guilty act) and the mens rea (guilty mind or intent). Since the initial intent was there then a person would still be guilty of stealing, after all we can't borrow without permission. ;D

  3. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 8 months ago

    Theft is theft. Your original intent was to steal.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 months ago

    Yes, but not as much as if caught without making amends.