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Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 26, 2013 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 02/27/2013 3:42:27 AM PST by lowbridge

A California high school student staged an undercover video sting operation to catch a thief in the act of stealing money from kids' backpacks.

But to her surprise, the footage captured a teacher rummaging through students' belongings.

Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti decided to hide in the locker in hopes of busting the crook who has been plundering cash from book bags during gym class for the past year.

After all the students left the room, a teacher hung back, went through the kids' bags and took money, according to Betti. When the girl told her friends about it, nobody believed her

Determined to obtain definitive proof, the sophomore once again concealed herself inside a locker on February 13, this time armed with a cell phone camera to catch the teacher red-handed. A second camera was set up in another locker.

She did not have to wait long: both video recordings made by Betti show a figured believed to be the educator opening several backpacks and methodically going through them.

'I didn't want to believe that she would do something like that because she was so nice, but then she did it,' Betti told KXTV. 'It was really scary. I was like "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I just got this on video."'

After watching the incriminating footage a couple of times, the amateur sleuth took the evidence to the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.

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Full title: Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids' backpacks'
1 posted on 02/27/2013 3:42:38 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Why would the principal ask her to delete the video?


2 posted on 02/27/2013 3:45:34 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: lowbridge

the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.

Now just why would the principal ask her to DELETE
the evidence??? Three guesses...


3 posted on 02/27/2013 3:46:06 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lowbridge

The principal asked her to delete the evidence!?!?! Union teachers?


4 posted on 02/27/2013 3:47:06 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: lowbridge

Why would the twit ask her to delete the video?


5 posted on 02/27/2013 3:48:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: lowbridge

...student should have gone right to the police after (making a copy of it). Report that the principle told her to erase it...or better yet go to the school board meeting and ask why the principle wanted the vid erased


6 posted on 02/27/2013 3:50:18 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JohnnyP

Too late:

“By that point, however, Betti said she had already sent the footage to her father, and several of her friends who were in on the sting also shared it with others.”


7 posted on 02/27/2013 3:50:37 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: JohnnyP
Why would the principal ask her to delete the video?

Probably has something to do with union work rules.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 3:53:47 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: lowbridge

See - teachers need to be paid better!


9 posted on 02/27/2013 3:56:35 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: JohnnyP

From the pics - teach appears to be a minority.
Ruh Ro.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 4:03:17 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: lowbridge

..the “popular” teacher may or may not be charged...who cares how popular she is...IT’S WRONG!

hard times — who knows how long this has been going on - how many kids got in trouble by their parents for not having munch money or what ever and were blamed/accused for lying about the missing money...

but...as always - the socialist brick and mortar system of education wants it to go away...


11 posted on 02/27/2013 4:08:45 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: lowbridge
After watching the incriminating footage a couple of times, the amateur sleuth took the evidence to the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.

Destruction of criminal evidence and obstruction of justice. Send this principal to jail too.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 4:17:29 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lowbridge

she was smart - send a copy of the vid to her dad. when the principal asked her to delete the vid the word ‘coverup’ came to mind. administrators don’t want to deal with incidents like this. teh police need to be notified as well.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 4:28:42 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: JohnnyP

Obstruction of Justice


14 posted on 02/27/2013 4:33:51 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: tet68

I am not a lawyer but the principal telling the student to destroy evidence of a crime sounds like a felony.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 4:35:28 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Palio di Siena
From the pics - teach appears to be a minority. Ruh Ro.

Which is why the administration would prefer the issue be covered up. Student should have also asked around to see who had money/stuff missing that day, and see if they could identify their backpacks as among those being gone through.

The kid should be careful about retaliation from teacher's friends and fellow Obama supporters.

16 posted on 02/27/2013 4:42:22 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: lowbridge

Heck, the union Teachers have been stealing money from the taxpayers for decades. Might as well get the kids’ money too!


17 posted on 02/27/2013 4:47:44 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: lowbridge

Not all kleptomaniacs are bad people, they are just thieves.

It is a compulsion. This woman perhaps needs treatment.

A lady who used to live behind me stole small thing all of the time. The local grocery store had an employee watch her each time she came in, if she visited your home she would steal something small. She wasn’t a bad lady just sick in that way. She would go to the graveyard and steal flowers. One day she went to the beauty palor and stole the reflectors off the driveway, The lady at the beauty parlor knew who did it and came down and took them back.

It’s funny how we treat compulsions, Homosexuals we now are expected to accept, Klepto’s we call thieves , and they are, and both are mental illness’s.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 4:47:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JohnnyP

Because the video is evidence and the teacher will be warned but not prosecuted.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:27 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: lowbridge

A word to the wise. Before you turn over an incriminating video like this to any “authorities” make sure you first either publish or store it to the web. That way it can’t be confiscated and then its existance denied.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:58 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Palio di Siena
"From the pics - teach appears to be a minority."

In the first two pics I would agree, but the one below, with more light, doesn't look that way. Besides, trash comes in every color, and stealing sucks no matter who does it.

21 posted on 02/27/2013 4:55:24 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Venturer

She could live at the crowbar hotel while she pondered the treatment.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 4:57:57 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: lowbridge

“Obama blames sequestration”


23 posted on 02/27/2013 5:24:00 AM PST by twister881
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VIDEO


24 posted on 02/27/2013 5:40:10 AM PST by deport
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To: Venturer

“... Kepto’s we call thieves, and they are, and both are mental illnesses”.

I am going to have to disagree with you on this one, Venturer (as much as that breaks my heart). She stole money.. not trinkets. If she had stolen a chapstick or something like that... perhaps I would agree. I find it somewhat disturbing that so many thieves claim kleptomania as an excuse. A few years back, our PTA co-president embezzled (i.e. stole) about $18,000 from the PTA fund. Wrote out checks, signed other PTA members signatures.. the whole enchilada. Funny but when she was caught, suddenly she claimed she had kleptomania. No, she was a thief. Plain and darn simple. Thankfully, the courts didn’t see her mental illness (especially after learning this was her 3rd time of stealing) and she did prison time. IMHO, this matter should be turned over to law enforcement and the teacher should be charged criminally.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST by momtothree
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To: lowbridge

The Pavement song now runs over an over in my head....

Every building same height
Every street a straight line
Team color’s yellow and blue...


26 posted on 02/27/2013 6:04:08 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Doogle
Better yet:

"What did you just ask me to do, Ma'am? Please speak into my buttonhole."

27 posted on 02/27/2013 6:21:04 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: lowbridge

Seems to me that Daily Mail in the UK is becoming THE place for information.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 6:23:14 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: tet68; JohnnyP

the same reason bad teachers are shunted from one school district to another when they get accused. This often includes sexual contact with a minor being covered over. Some parents will accept anything.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 6:25:48 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PapaBear3625

remember the kid who wore the Romney shirt and was sent home? The teachers had the whole student body seething with hatred against that girl


30 posted on 02/27/2013 6:29:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

POST IT ON YOUTUBE, LIVELEAK and all over the web when you find it!

Delete it indeed!


31 posted on 02/27/2013 6:31:52 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: lowbridge

Perverts, Socialists and Thieves

The people of the town, they called us

Perverts, Socialists and Thieves

But every morning they’d put them on the bus

And send their kids to us.

*Apologies to Cher (Gypsies Tramps and Thieves)*


32 posted on 02/27/2013 6:38:48 AM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: Palio di Siena

I wondered that - thus the request to “delete the video”.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 6:49:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: JohnnyP
Why would the principal ask her to delete the video?

You've heard of the thin blue line. This is the 'thin-chalk-line'.

34 posted on 02/27/2013 7:02:16 AM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Bon mots

ping to #24


35 posted on 02/27/2013 7:12:23 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: lowbridge

To hell with going to the police just fire her and let every one know what she did and that she is a typical union thug.


36 posted on 02/27/2013 7:24:40 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: lowbridge

I would have had that video along with names up on YouTube about one nanosecond after getting out of the locker.


37 posted on 02/27/2013 7:35:19 AM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: JohnnyP

Care to guess? I don’t need to.


38 posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:10 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: lowbridge
"...the amateur sleuth took the evidence to the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video."

The principal sounds like a crook as well.

39 posted on 02/27/2013 8:11:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Venturer

Please, the plural of illness is illnesses, not illness’s.


40 posted on 02/27/2013 8:49:43 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: lowbridge

“...asked her to delete the video.”

Translation: nothing will be done, and the whole thing will be denied while the teacher gets off without so much as a reprimand.

In the end, the student will be subjected to an institutional vendetta as a “troublemaker” and her grades will suffer while she loses all faith in the concept of justice.

Too bad, kid, but you’re scr*wed by the system while the school principal plays CYA and denies anything ever happened.

It’s a good lesson for adult life: SAVE the evidence, and get yourself a good ATTORNEY.


41 posted on 02/27/2013 8:53:28 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: momtothree; Venturer

I would look for a gambling problem before I would consider kleptomania, since it appears she only takes cash.


42 posted on 02/27/2013 9:41:30 AM PST by Valpal1
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To: lowbridge

” After watching the incriminating footage a couple of times, the amateur sleuth took the evidence to the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.”

I think we just found the perfect investigator for fast and furious. The justice department is sure to hire him any day now.


43 posted on 02/27/2013 9:41:48 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Valpal1

“I would look for a gambling problem...”

Or just plain, good old fashioned GREED. I want it, I deserve it, I’m entitled to it GREED. A twenty here, a ten there adds up in a day. In many schools, if a student is caught stealing.. the matter is turned over to the local police. I personally feel this matter should be turned over as well. Consequences for actions (sounds old fashioned but I still believe in it)


44 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:35 AM PST by momtothree
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To: circlecity

Don’t forget that recording others without their permission is a crime itself in several states.


45 posted on 02/27/2013 11:16:35 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Venturer

Lindsay Lohan loves you.


46 posted on 02/27/2013 11:49:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Lindsay Lohan is a pathetic creature.

Success at too young an age, she didn’t know how to handle it. She steals to get attention.She screws to get attention, she gets drunk to get attention, she shows her privates to get attenion. Pathetic really when she had so much going for her.

Of course beinbg in Hollywood where there aren’t many sane role models and plenty of hangers on doesn’t help/


47 posted on 02/27/2013 1:08:23 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Valpal1

Kids cash, their lunch money, not enough to pay gambling debts.


48 posted on 02/27/2013 1:09:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: momtothree

Certainly there is a big difference between embezzlement and Kleptomania.

Hoa much money could this woman have gotten?

Chump change, kids money, I doubt she got enugh to buy her lunch that day.

Still , you could be right.


49 posted on 02/27/2013 1:12:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

But you can play the slots with it.


50 posted on 02/27/2013 1:32:36 PM PST by Valpal1
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