This was a pretty good binder, mostly full of stuff he'd saved up and bought himself. He'd put in a lot of work organizing it, trading stuff, and he was really proud of it.
You give him a few minutes to himself, then go in to talk to him.
"This is what I get," he says miserably.
You know what he's talking about, because he was arrested last summer for shoplifting. He was thoroughly punished for it, but he was almost happy about that, because the worst part was not being allowed to hang out with his best friend (who was arrested with him).
You put an arm around him, and tell him that's not true, and that he's been punished for that, forgiven, and learned his lesson.
He starts crying harder. And between sobs, he managed to admit that he stole some cards in February, when you took him and a couple of other kids to a Magic tournament.
Did he get what he deserves, or are you going to give it to him now?