Dear PoPville – What do you think is the Appropriate Punishment for a Convicted Package Thief?

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm 80 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Last year, I had a package stolen off my porch. They were able to find, arrest, and convict the thief, and I just got my letter in the mail saying that the thief has been sentenced to imprisonment for theft in the second degree. She had stolen some things worth under $50.

I know the AUSA called me a couple weeks ago to verify the total cost of the items because she said she was going to try to get restitution (though I never expected for restitution to ever be received, whether that was the sentence or not). The possible sentences are imprisonment of 180 days or less, or a fine of no more than $1,000, or both for theft in the second degree.

Everyone hates package thieves and cheers when they get arrested, but I’m curious about what people think is an appropriate punishment for them?”


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