I have heard many messages on restitution and need some counsel on what to do. When I was small I used to steal my parents’ money and use it to buy things in school. Sometimes my Mum caught me and punished me. I also used to steal money from my Dad’s shop where the sales person kept it. When I was about 16 years old I stopped it. At 18 years, I became born again. I have told my Mum that I’m sorry for what I did. I really do not know the amount of money I have stolen from my Dad’s shop. How do I make restitution in this case? Do I need to go to my Dad’s employer? What will you want me to do?
You should simply go meet with the individual, confess that you stole money from them when you were younger, and ask for forgiveness. Since you don’t know the amount that you actually took, try to estimate what it might have been and offer that as restitution. If you don’t have that much money, offer to set up a repayment plan or to work it off. Possibly the shopkeeper will forgive you and not ask for the payment. If they do you are off the hook. But if they take the offer of restitution, you should be willing to pay it.