Our client was charged with theft under $5000 because of an incident that took place at Market Mall here in Calgary. M. was a young mother who had attended a Hudson’s Bay store and walked out without paying for 2 shirts. When confronted by security she immediately apologized and offered to pay for the items. This request was refused and the police were contacted. After retaining our office Mr. Wyman was able to meet with an experienced Crown in order to explain the misunderstanding. Consequently, the charges were withdrawn after 3 court appearances.