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Retail Fraud is considered to be a crime of moral turpitude (CIMT). A conviction for retail fraud may or may not disqualify you for a visa in the United States. The issue becomes whether or not the conviction is classified as a petty offense pursuant to INA section 212(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II).
There is a 2 part test to determine if the conviction is for a petty offense: