As a former Loss Prevention Manager here is what I forsee. They will call in the people that apprehended her from Nordstrom. Since she is facing felony charges it mprobably means that she stole over 300.00 dollars worth of merchandise and was also with someone who stole as much, so she was aiding someone else. Or she had done this before and were waiting for her to come back so she can be charged for 2 counts. Since there is a misdamenor she probably tore the tags off of the items and ruined some of them which is vandalism. Unless she has receipts for everything, the Nordstrom people caused her harm or do not have any evidence like video tapes or witnesses I would say she has a case. But usually security officers are very good at what they do and Nordstroms has a good security system. If she would have pleaded guilty she might have gotten a big fine, 200hrs of community service and 2 years probation. Instead she could face jail time in a minimum security prison. 1 to 2 months if found guilty. If I were her I would walk into the court and tell the judge that she screwed up and is sorry.
Yes. In India it is very cheap. Malpractice suits are allowed.