Utom rimlig tvivel att stöld inte snarare var virrighet? (engelska)

I have a question regarding fine amounts.One of my friends bought something from a shop but forgot to pay the price.When he was leaving the shop, was identified by the security and then has been sent to a police office.My friend explained them that he completely forgot to pay the price.They told my friend he can leave the place if he pays a fine around 2300 SEK otherwise he should wait for court.He accepted to pay the fine.So I would like to know is it logical and fare?

Hello and thank you for consulting with us at Lawline!

Your friend has been accused of theft according to 8 kap. 1 § brottsbalken. It is usually not considered reasonable doubt when the accused simply claims to have forgotten to pay. He would need a doctor's note of impaired memory or something else to support his claim.

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