At a father and son grocery store, the son noticed elderly Mrs Whats Her Name walking out with a couple of cans of cat food. The son told his father about the incident as it was happening but the father said and did nothing. After she left the store, the son asked his father why he didn't do anything. The father replied...Mrs Whats Her Name doesn't own any cats. I suppose the moral of the story is the greatness of a country can be seen by how it treats it's underprivileged.
Walmart should be ashamed of them selves. She was hungry ,what ever happed to taking care pf our elderly! I am ashamed of walmart. They ruined this poor womans reputation. God bless her. do not believe steeling is right but taking cookies while working . Walmart should learn from this and perhaps asertain weather their employee has food for their lunch break. What good is one if you dont have food. I believe she should have asked if she could have them to eat. But I dont belive she should have been arrested.
I am no fan of Walmart, but what she did was wrong. If you don't have enough money for the cookies, you don't just take them. If someone broke into your house & stole your computer & TV, then said well I didn't have enough money to buy my own, would that be acceptable?
If she was charged the cost paid by Walmart, the "felony would be a misdemeanor and just because you admit to eating oreos for eight years it could be once a month for eight years or twice a year.. She did wrong but in no way should ANYONE be jailed for stealing FOOD( if that is REALLY what Oreos are)
Stealing is wrong, but I can't blame her. Imagine night after night. Year after year seeing those delicious cookies an arm's reach away. I love the doublestuff, while my girlfriend likes the new Birthday Cake flavor.The Oreo package used to say "America's Favorite Cookie", but I guess that was hard to prove. Now it says "Milks Favorite Cookie". I know that it's my fave.
The crime is she wasn't making enough to support herself. Haven't any of you better-than-thou-people ever had to work with an empty stomach? Guess not.
Winters' son reportedly was stunned." She's never been in trouble a day in her life," John Winters told the station.She was in plenty of trouble, just never CAUGHT!
Walmart is making an example out of this employee. I feel that a felony charge is a bit much when you consider the product's value. I could see a misdemeanor and punishment as she did steal and that cannot be overlooked. If I were a judge I would have her wear a double sided sign that says I am a thief, I stole from this store. That in it's self would be punishment enough.
She did this everyday for 8 years. Probably did it before walmart. She got caught with cookies who knows what else she took. So my question is if she took one item a day for 8 years it's okay. But, if she took all 3 thousand at once would you consider that okay too?
Perversely, though, she probably hasn't committed a felony, at least not under Missouri law...... She's committed hundreds(?) of misdemeanor thafts (petty thefts). So in all truth.... she may well be innocent of felony theft, unless they can prove she planned to steal more than X amount of goods required for felony charges.
It is probably out of Walmart's hands. It is a felony in my state if when shoplifting you came into the store with the intent to steal something which makes it a burglary. The police make the determination based upon her confession that she has been doing it for years therefore THEY charged her with a felony.
A felony is a bit much but at my part time job I am told, you eat NOTHING before you pay for it. PERIOD.Its called using your brain
stealing is stealing no matter how you look at it!