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Originally posted by hotbakedtater
I feel really sorry for this woman and her family, because the REAL grinch is as usual the --- who tore this family apart because they got angry she returned a few GIFTS.
Originally posted by poopmaster
Come on, the very people that are supposed to enforce the law abuse it by charging someone with a crime they didn't commit (how can I charge you with theft if I gave you something? really?) and you use morale and emotion to try to push a point, apparently, that law enforcement should be allowed to charge someone with a crime who has not commited one due to the fact that they are a crappy person? I take the douche bag who returned the gitfs as a common douche bag being a douche bag. They're everywhere and IMO not very note worthy. But the abuse of the legal system I take serious...edit on 21-12-2010 by poopmaster because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by elfie
This story goes into a little more detail:
Meade Co. Sheriff: Mom took Christmas away from Children
The gifts to the children through the program were extremely generous, $150 each for 4 children. She returned $100 worth of items and tried to return another $66 worth of toys.
The report says that she bonded out yesterday and has a previous juvenile record for theft.
She claimed that she was going to use the money for items that they needed more, but couldn't produce receipts for those items. No mention of when she returned the items, what she planned to purchase or if she had sufficient time to purchase the new items.
No detail was given as to any agreements made by participating in the program. The report implies that she intended to spend the money on herself.
3 days in jail does seem excessive for behavior that probably is not a crime. It would be surprising if minor children had ownership rights. More likely, ownership is given to adult parents/guardians.
The police report said Beard has been deceptive on prior occasions for food stamps and assisted living expenses. The father of two of the children said that the children were not needy.