Can I get jail?

Q: Can I get jail for taking a customer’s wallet from his shopping cart? (Pittsburgh, PA)

A: If you turned it in to lost and found or the manager within a reasonable amount of time, most likely not. If you retained control over this wallet, you may be charged with theft. If you have no criminal record, you may be able to get and ARD resolution of your case, or perhaps another diversion. Unless you have a lengthy criminal record, jail is not likely.

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