Celebs With Sticky Fingers (Not ALL Shoplifters Are Prosecuted...)
Before fighting crime as one of Charlie’s Angels, Fawcett was relishing in it as a shoplifter, reportedly stealing clothes from two boutiques that she claimed refused to honor her exchange. The actress pleaded guilty to lesser charges of trespassing and was fined $125 and $265 for both of the infractions. We suppose keeping the clothing in question would’ve been a savvier decision.
Who can forget Winona Ryder’s infamous arrest in 2001 following a fraught attempt to steal more than $5,000 worth of designer goods from the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue? The actress was convicted of grand theft and vandalism, sentenced to probation and 480 hours of community service, and required to pay $6,355 in restitution. She later said she was under the influence of painkillers at the time, which, judging by these tees, the public totally bought.
In 1993, tennis phenom Jennifer Capriati made the news for her off-the-court antics when she was caught shoplifting a $15 ring from a jewelry store at a Tampa mall. Capriati’s attorney claimed that she had tried on several rings and forgot to remove one before exiting the store. Judging by the accessory’s price tag, we think this defense is entirely plausible.
Remember when Britney went batshit crazy—shaving her head, terrorizing paparazzi and eloping with a friend to Vegas? That was around the time she was repeatedly caught on camera stealing merchandise from various stores. She reportedly lifted a cigarette lighter from a gas station, a funky wig from a sex shop after employees refused to let her try on a pair of underwear, and a $200 top from Fred Segal, which she walked out wearing.
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