The boardwalk shops in Ocean City, Maryland, are a place of intrigue for many people. The colorful wares and amazing shops seem to just pull people in. Sadly for two teens, the decision to visit those shops and their alleged actions while there now have them facing criminal charges.
The two teens, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old female, have been charged with various crimes. The man faces a second-degree assault charge and six counts of theft less than $100. The female faces a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and six counts of theft less than $100.
Their charges stem from an alleged stealing spree the two teens went on at five boardwalk shops. An employee at Cool Topics on Atlantic Avenue, one of the affected shops, is said to have found a cellphone belonging to one of the teens. When the teens met with police to retrieve the phone, they were arrested.
The report of an alleged assault and theft was received from Cool Topics at around noon on the same day as the lost phone was found.
Those who are facing theft charges have the right to defend themselves against those charges. These types of charges can have serious consequences that can last a lifetime. It is vital for anyone who is facing theft charges of any sort to begin working on his or her defense as soon as possible. Not only should they explore the evidence against them, they should also work to understand the charges and decide how they want to handle their side of the case. In some instances, they might even have to consider plea arrangements or jury trials.
Source: WBALTV, “Teens face shoplifting charges,” April. 09, 2015