Justice Served - Woman Forced to Hold Signs Admitting They Stole from 9 Year-Old

BEDFORD, Pa. - In exchange for jail time, a woman and her adult daughter have agreed to stand outside a Pennsylvania courthouse holding signs saying they stole a gift card from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday.

Fifty-six-year-old Evelyn Border and 35-year-old Tina Griekspoor stood outside the court for 4½ hours Tuesday. They held signs that read: "I stole from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday! Don't steal or this could happen to you!"

Because the women agreed to hold the signs, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins says he'll ask for probation instead of jail when they plead guilty to the theft.

Higgins says they swiped a gift card that the girl set on a shelf while a Walmart employee helped her.


Joshua said...

I can't believe there are people out there that would steal from a 9 yr old. While I think holding the sign might have taught a lesson, I don't think that is a good exchange for actual punishment.

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