So this is making local news headlines
"FOX 2 recently showed surveillance video of a $500 dine and dash by a large group at a Macomb County Japanese steakhouse.
That video helped police track down some of the people involved. Two women are facing charges including a Detroit police officer.
The large group sat at the table racking up a bill of more than $500 then casually walked out. They didn't realize a security camera was watching the whole time. "
When dining out, you pay in arrears, no deposit. But the police will treat it as a serious criminal matter if you don't pay the bill.
When you work a W2, your employer pays you in arrears, but good luck getting the police to do anything if your employer stiffs you on the wages. It is a civil matter that maybe your state dept of labor will get involved.
And of course, tenant not paying rent is a civil matter, even when it's many times the $500 in this dine n dash --144.250.xx.xx