I understand the meaning of autant, however I do not understand how it applies in this sentence. Can you help me understand what it means?

Puisque j'étais déjà soupçonné de voler, autant le faire.

Thank you


Autant normally means "just as soon", "just as much", and by extension "equally good" or "with equal consequences". Thus, here it carries the meaning "might as well":

Since I was already suspected of stealing, I might as well do it.

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