It is not uncommon for a minor to commit retail fraud (or shoplifting). The reasons for this include: peer pressure; greed; the feeling of invincibility; psychological reasons; etc.; etc. It is always upsetting for a parent to learn that their child got into trouble, and the range of emotions that a parent may feel may run from concern to anger to disappointment.
What to expect for you and your child when your child is facing a shoplifting allegation?
If your child was lucky, the store made a decision to not involve law enforcement. If law enforcement was contacted, how the case is handled depends upon the age of your child.