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.
She could live at the crowbar hotel while she pondered the treatment.
“... 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.
Please, the plural of illness is illnesses, not illness’s.
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