Tina Trigiani - Pay Up for Pilfering - Monday, Dec 17th 2012 by AM640 published on 2012/12/17 20:43:58 +0000 A Calgary woman was called and told that her son was a shoplifter. But what really surprised Cassie was the threatening letter she received from the company’s lawyer. Her son was recently charged for stealing a $15 pair of earrings from a local Shoppers Drug Mart. She was at work and he was supposed to be in school at the time. Days later, the woman received a letter from a Toronto lawyer saying the retailer held her personally responsible for the offence because she “as parent or guardian of the young person (failed) to provide reasonable supervision of the young person.” The letter said she owes $500 by Dec. 24 or else the company could sue her and claim recovery costs of $900. Does that sound fair?