Should I pay back those I have stolen from?

I have been writing letters to businesses that I have stolen from and people I did wrong to (graffiti, pranks, etc.) and paying them back. My parents just found out about the letters and are telling me to stop because they believe I will get arrested for my confessions. My question is, is it my duty to pay the people back even though I may get arrested in the process? I remember a scripture saying that if a thief gives back what he stole he will be saved.

Hi,

Pay them all back. I salute you for your present honesty. But more importantly, so does the Lord!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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