Answered on Feb 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 AM
It sounds like you may be describing an offense called Retail Fraud, Second Degree, a misdemeanor. I'd strongly recommend you exercise your right to council by either retaining a criminal defense attorney or requesting that the court appoint you one payable at the public's expense. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted of retail fraud, second degree, the maximum possible penalties include "imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00 or 3 times the value of the difference in price, property stolen, or money or property obtained or attempted to be obtained, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine" MCL 750.356d, probation up to two years, community service, or other sanctions. However, those are the maximum possible penalties. I'd recommend you privately consult with a defense attorney regarding this matter.