To feel really sorry for this lady?

(50 Posts)
elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:22:12

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/BARCODE-CHEAT-COLLARED-SELF-SCAM-TILL/story-26745238-detail/story.html

She must have been in a really tricky situation.

I know she deserves punishing but I'm not sure what good having her details in the national press will do.

mintpoppet Tue 23-Jun-15 21:23:03

So you decide to broadcast it even further?

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:23:47

Well, it's already in two national papers, which I won't link to cause no one reads the daily mail on here wink

UterusUterusGhali Tue 23-Jun-15 21:27:41

Can't get that link to work at all.

NomiMalone Tue 23-Jun-15 21:28:01

Two weeks before this incident she was caught stealing £170 worth of toys from ToysRUs.

Yeah I'll reserve my sympathy for someone deserving of it. Not a scummy thief.

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:28:27

www.stokesentinel.co.uk/BARCODE-CHEAT-COLLARED-SELF-SCAM-TILL/story-26745238-detail/story.html

Any good?

Hassled Tue 23-Jun-15 21:31:23

I don't understand why you're sympathising - she stole stuff. A fair bit of stuff.

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:33:23

I think it was because they said in the paper none of it was luxury items.

I just feel a bit sorry for her! She's only a couple of years older than me and I just felt a bit sad she had to steal food.

Mrsjayy Tue 23-Jun-15 21:35:34

She stole stuff she had a barcode and stole stuff im not sure why we need to feel sorry for her she was scamming asda

mileend2bermondsey Tue 23-Jun-15 21:36:19

She probably didn't 'have' to steal food. Just worked out that she could do with some ease.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Tue 23-Jun-15 21:38:02

Nope, don't feel sorry for her at all. Whether luxury items or not, theft is theft. The retailer is still suffering a loss.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 23-Jun-15 21:38:19

It's sad that anyone feels they have to steal to feed their family or buy presents for their kids I guess.

Mrsjayy Tue 23-Jun-15 21:39:14

She didnt have to steal food she chose to stick a barcode in her bra and steal she had probably been in before and this is her getting caught . Dd works in a supermatket they have their regulars in trying to swap reduced on non essentials they chance their arm

CotedePablo Tue 23-Jun-15 21:40:28

Nope, don't feel sorry for her. She stole stuff, we all pay for that with higher prices.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 23-Jun-15 21:41:06

I tend to agree with Elder flower.
I don't think this is a particularly bad person. I think she was just desperate to feed her children.
I think she did what she had to rather than wanted to. Elder's right it is disgusting that people feel they have to resort to stealing to feed their children.
The stealing the toys bit though. There is no excuse. Okay it may hVd been for her child's birthday but if I was on the bones of my arse I would just go into the £ shop And just get about 20 items for them to unwrap as that is all children want just the excitement of opening presents.
However I could be wrong and she could just be a money grabbing robbing specimen

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Tue 23-Jun-15 21:44:11

Do you feel the same sympathy for shoplifters?

Same thing.

(It's terrible if she was stealing food because she didn't have enough money because of circumstances beyond her control... however I would have less sympathy if she (making this up as I go along ..) was doing it because she spent her money on stupid things and wasted it and expected the supermarket to sick it up)

I don't know her or her circumstances so am not commenting on her personally, just thoughts on what her situation may or may not be

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Tue 23-Jun-15 21:44:36

Suck it up not sick

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:45:47

Yeah but that's still £20 lighthouse

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Tue 23-Jun-15 21:46:44

she was caught stealing £170

How do you know this? Another article?

QuiteLikely5 Tue 23-Jun-15 21:46:47

Elderflower you are a hypocrite. Why on earth would you post the link?

Do you know her? Are you trying to spread the word. Looks that way to me.

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Tue 23-Jun-15 21:47:16

Or 5 items then

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:48:09

No, I don't know her. It is in the national press - not sure why talking about it on here makes me a hypocrite; I didn't publish it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 23-Jun-15 21:51:40

Well yeah it is. Of course which is still a lot of money to some I guess

WeAllHaveWings Tue 23-Jun-15 21:57:06

Don't think enough is said about her personal circumstances and how she got there to judge whether she needs sympathy or is just a thief who saw yet another opportunity.

The previous toys r us conviction takes a lot of credibility away from the non-luxury, had to feed my family defence.

elderflowerlemonade Tue 23-Jun-15 21:57:49

I didn't see anything about a Toys R Us theft?

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