Skip to comments.[DEM] Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi charged with shoplifting at Neiman Marcus
Posted on 10/28/2011 2:52:24 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley has been charged with felony grand theft after being caught on video surveillance allegedly shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from San Franciscos Neiman Marcus store on Union Square, prosecutors say.
Hayashi, 45, who has served in the Assembly since 2006 and is married to Alameda Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi was arraigned Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court. She had earlier posted $15,000 bail.
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Surely she could afford a relatively paltry $2000 worth of Neiman-Marcus gewgaws. Theft this large is still a felony. It makes no sense for the woman to risk it.
Even tho she is part of the 1%, she was just trying to get in on that redistribution of wealth that the Dem party is so about.
Watch the story to be she reached for a pack of gum and got a handful of bling instead.
I'm sure she was just borrowing them like Lindsay Lohan.
Rest assured this isn’t the first time,shoplifters like this have a disease and they can not be stopped by themselves.Clepto’s have to steal,they can’t help themselves.They are addicted to theft.
Better strip search her!
what a skank, thief. and married to a judge. nothing like bringing shame to the family. I would dump her @ss by morning, change all the locks and scoop out the cash. Bet she’s done much more.
A Dem stealing..now that is something you don’t see everyday/sarc
Dems steal votes, Dems steal elections, the only difference here is that it was caught on tape
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That one word takes all the mystery out of the story.
She’s a kleptomaniac just like her kleptocrat party.
She must believe the OWS Marxist dictum of “property is theft”
‘79 duece-and-a-quatah was around 8 grand!
...unless she likes the thrill of breaking the law and getting away with it. There’s your rank and file Democrat!
Do middle age hips and wrinkles excite you?
I understand that, but they shouldn't be in positions of public trust where they have access to, and decisions on the disbursement of, public funds.
Did that Hayashi woman steal the other $5 grand? lol
A former boss told me of a lady in town who was a known shoplifter. Her husband had a deal worked out with the storekeepers to just bill him for anything she stole and not contact authorities. Of course this was a small town in the 50’s so they agreed. You are right, it is probably a compulsive disorder- not excusing it, just explaining why she would take such a risk.
She’s a part of the OccupyNiemanMarcus group. And she’s a dem, so why should she have to follow the rules like the rest of us?
It’s part of the Occupy Neiman Marcus movement. Thanks NativeNewYorker.
Wonder if she plans to put this on her expense claim at the legislature?
Now if she striped naked and posted it on YouTube then there might be a problem but only after the ethics committee investigates her electability.
Your right. A Deuce and a Quarter brand new, was about 3 G’s around 1962. Lots of power. The Cadillac of the Buick Line.
An extra 100.00 for the Gangster Lean.
How did you arrive at that diagnosis?
Perhaps she stole things because she didn't want to pay for them. Perhaps she's a common thief.
Perhaps she thought her “assistant” was going to pay for the stuff (a la Winona Ryder). (wink wink)
A friend of my parents had the same problem and her husband worked the same deal with local shopkeepers. Again, it was in the 50’s, not so sure how it’d work today. This woman’s husband is a judge in the area, should be interesting to see how it’s handled.
Democrat, that explains it.
Not theft, just undocumented purchases.
From when I was in the Navy, one of the most popular Protestant Chaplains on base, an LCDR and a weekly contributor to the base newspaper, was arrested for shoplifting.
In fact, he was due in the Base theater to give the Opening Prayer at some kind of award ceremony that afternoon, when suddenly he got the urge to steal a pair of shoes...
DEMOCRAT AS ALWAYS.
In California theft of goods over 400 dollars is grand theft.
“Not theft, just undocumented purchases.”
That’s going to be the type of plea, just wait.
She's a Rat, this is San Fran, there is no shame...........
She was occupying Neiman’s.
I’ve actually done that - paid for three bags of children’s clothes, and wheeled out the cart with four unpaid-for dresses hanging from the cart handle. I saw them when I was getting my daughter out of the cart seat, and whoops, 180 back into the store.
Putting stuff in a shopping bag while you’re still shopping though, that’s gonna get loss-protection services trailing you.
All you anti-immigrant, racist* bashers just don't realize how hard it is to make ends meet on such pittances as Dedicated Public Servants are forced to live on.
It isn't like the old days, when they could depend upon unlimited graft to make up the shortfall. /sarc
Maybe her defense lawyer can make a case that it wasn't theft, but she was just collecting undocumented donations.
*racist: Democrat is now officially a race, just as "Muslim" is now a race
LOL..that could be dubbed racist by the loony left!
She’s Asian-American. Most of them still have very high regard for reputation, “face,” and propriety. If SHE doesn’t care, I’d bet her family does.
Who knew shoplifting was such a rush! lol So here’s my pathetic “shop lifting” story: Do you remember those long flat pieces of taffy sold in dime stores when we were kids? They were a nickle - I bought one and got to the car and realized I had two stuck together. I was about 6 years old and started crying thinking I was going to be in trouble for stealing! My Mother told me to just take the extra one back inside and tell them what happened. It was so traumatic. I never stole anything in my entire life.
She earns over $120,000 a year. What in her right mind possessed her to shoplift?
They bumped it up to $950 I believe this year. Too many felonies, and since most large jurisdictions are not prosecuting misdemeanors now, keep it under a grand and you get away with it every time.
OK, I wasn’t aware of the change to the law. Thanks.
Mom was smart! Lessons learned early last a lifetime.
IIRC it was Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy ... I pulled out a filling with one (strawberry) and never had another. Those things were brutal!