Is it theft when a supervisor asks for uniforms to be returned but the employee never returns them?

Question Details: I was hired to work boss sends supervisor and I to get 4 pairs of fire resistant pants and 1 pair of work boots for the job that required special clothing and for safety. I was given a form to sign stating that the items purchased be employer were to be deducted from employees paycheck. I quit the job and turned in all items issued by company. My supervisor asked for me to return all pants that were still new and would be not be taken out my last paycheck. I gave 2 new pair but was still charged for them.

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