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Toronto-area legal firm offers pro bono defence for shoplifting – Toronto
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Toronto-area legal firm offers pro bono defence for shoplifting – Toronto

An advertisement posted to Instagram by a Richmond Hill-based legal services firm has been drawing a lot of attention across the Greater Toronto Area at a time when inflation has bloated food prices. The ad, created by the firm We Defend You, tells potential clients “we defend anyone arrested for shoplifting food from the grocery stores for FREE!”A pair of asterisks after the last word lead to fine print warning: “first offence of value less than $5000.” Read more: Grocery shoplifting mounting across Canada amid inflation, labour shortages, experts say Read next: How thieves stole a Toronto condo in ‘total title fraud’, selling it for $970,000 The ad continues: “you do not deserve a criminal record because you wanted to feed your f...