Q: What does x3 mean on a shoplifting charge? Also listed is hold for department of public safety awaiting warrant?
A: It can mean a few different things but most likely it means that the person is being charged with a shoplifting under the South Carolina property crime enhancement statute which make a normal misdemeanor shoplifting turn into a 10 year felony. This occurs when a person has three of more property crimes on his/her record.
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