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Is switching price tags on something in a store the same as shoplifting?

I just wanna know if its the same charge. If I take a clearance price tag off one thing and put it over the price on another and still pay for it. Is that the same as shoplifting?

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    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    of course it is. You are changing the price on an item to presumably make it cheaper. You are stealing the difference in price.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Christopher G Humphrey | Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC
    P.O. Box 4216
    Cheyenne, WY 82003
    (307) 222-2448
    it would be larceny by deceit.
    Answer Applies to: Wyoming - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    It's theft, not shoplifting.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Randy M. Lish | Randy M. Lish, Attorney at Law
    2155 N. Freedom Blvd.
    Provo, UT 84604
    (801) 235-9400
    How is it different? Instead of getting something for nothing, you are trying to get something for less than you are supposed to. It is still theft.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/13/2013
    Benjamin D Gordon | Benjamin D Gordon, Attorney at Law
    43 South 100 East
    St George, UT 84770
    (435) 215-6975
    In Utah, the conduct you described would be chargeable as retail theft, the same statute which covers outright shoplifting.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/13/2013
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