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Created on : Friday, November 14, 2008, 03:17:58 pm
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As the nation suffers through an economic meltdown, many Americans resort to drastic measures to keep their families afloat. Just how far would you go to stay in the black? Laura and her husband, Allen, say they’ve made nearly $1 million in the last six years. There’s just one problem –- they don’t have jobs! Self-proclaimed professional shoplifters, the couple says they travel across state lines to steal TVs, toys, electronics and more –- and they often take their three young children along on their heists. They videotape themselves to show Dr. Phil how they get away with nabbing big-ticket items. Do Laura and Allen just get a thrill from thievery, or are they kleptomaniacs? Can the couple quit for good before they get arrested and lose their children? Then, Tami and Chris have a beautiful house, three cars and two children. But Tami says her husband is shattering their idyllic home life with his shoplifting addiction. She says he’s been arrested four times and was recently sentenced to 90 days in state prison. Chris joins Dr. Phil via satellite from jail to tell his side of the story. Find out why he says he can’t stop stealing, but when he hears his 4-year-old daughter's emotional plea, will he change his mind? And, Tami’s mom, Marilyn, calls Chris a pathological liar and says her daughter needs to kick him to the curb. Is Chris beyond redemption? Will he be able to clean up his act? Tell us what you think!

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November 17, 2008, 10:10 am CST

To All Who say you have to do what you have to!

I can not beleive the way some people think! You actually think because you have to do what you have yo do you have a right to steal no matter what! What is wrong with you theif's and all the excuses and the comment hear that this man should be arresed on the stage I agree 110% But I think he's already in jail. This is so wrong!

 

How arent they getting caught with all the tech they have everywhere in most store's.I would love to confront these people that do this I really would! DR.PHIL give it to them.There is no excuse at all.

 

Like I said I have alot of serious medical bills and I pay eachone 50.$ a month at least its something and were making a effort to pay them not to rob people blind and walk away and laugh that they got away with their crime's.

 

I'm so mad right now! I would rather live broke or on edge and make it then do this to other's.But I guess the theifs would call me stupid! No a ADULT who takes care of my bills no matter how big!

 

I cant sit hear everyday and count up the thousands that I have to pay.I pay them a little at a time and it will take me the rest of my life but Im making a effort.

 

HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE WHO DO THIS SLEEP AT NIGHT! Your not only stealing from all of us your stealing from your kids! DO YOU GET THAT ONE AT ALL! In many ways you are! Man I feel so sorry for the kids involved literally!

 

I never missed a show but this maybe the first no offense to the show and DR.PHIL but I think my tv would meet the lawn that day!LOL. NO I PAYED TO MUCH FOR IT! AND THESE PEOPLE ARENT WORTH IT!  OK I have to go to something else.TAKE CARE! I WISH DR.PHIL AND HIS STAFF LUCK!

                                                    Sincerly,

                                         REALLY APPAULED!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

 

 
November 17, 2008, 11:58 am CST

No Insurance?

Quote From: hopeforall2001

Well I would agree that these people have serious issue's that go much deeper then stealing! I'm very upset with these people who do these type of things because our nation is in a crisis not to mention we are all trying to keep our home's ,JOBS, ect and there are to many people who steal and we all suffer for that! Everytime someone has the bright Idea to go out and steal from whom ever we all have to pay for everything they stole and thats not right and I dont know how they can sleep at night!

 

Not to mention they take there kids with them! WHAT are they out of their mind's.In my opion they are out right pathetic and If I'm correct to be so proud to tape themself on their stealing trail. You know I cant stand the excuses from people like this.I hope you stay in jail or when you get out you have to work 3 job's and give up every single dollar you earn back to all the places you stole from. I hope your 2 innocent kid's dont do this when they get older.

 

DID YOU BOTH EVER HEAR OF JOB'S ! No matter how many you have to work! You dont have a right to steal from my family and myself or anybody else.I dont know if their's a cure for this problem but if you get help and overcome what you have done to all I hope you have the same gut's to make a public appology to everyone! Also what upsets me is you'll be lucky that DR.PHIL will give you the time of day and help you and you'll go back to stealing again because of how bad you say you cant stop.I wish he wasnt going to waste his time on someone like you because I have a serious illness and would love DR.PHIL to help me and my family!

 

For the mother in law you cant just blame this guy your daughter is just as bad and she's supposed to protect her kids not take them on their selfish theft party! So your daughter is doing the dirty deed to.

 Dont even tell me your going on the show to stick up for your daughter! Are you kidding me! Do you realize their kids can be put in foster care.They have taught their kids to steal from everyone.Trust me if you think for one second they dont get it they do.I hope their will be hope for the kids and I know that Dr.Phil will make sure their ok.

 

 

Why do you have to steal and whats really funny all the stuff you stold you have nothing to show for it all so arnt you proud of yourself? Your home and all your other keep up with the jone's will probley be taken away and your kids are paying a very high price because what neither of you can get off your lazy butt's to get job's like most of us.

 

Some of us have 2 and 3 jobs to survive what make's the both of you special where you dont have to work. Look at our news every single day  you hear all these sad story's of people who do work and are losing everything. I blame you and your other partner in crime! I don't feel one bit sorry for you at all! I hope you do get out and you will have to pay every single penny that you stole. For all of the theif's who are so proud to admit to this should hang your head's in shame! Your making it so hard for all of us for your selfish need's.No wonder no one trusts anyone anymore!

 

 

Look I'm really sick for the last years8 clinging on to survive with thousands of dollars in medical bills and Im headed for a really serious procedure in the summertime its ketimine infusion and It cost's 50,000 dollar's and I have to go to germany to be put in a medicaly induced coma and I have no Idea where we are getting this kind of money.I have full-body RSD Which is one of the worst disease's to have and my husband work's 2 job's because of the car accident I was in 8 year's ago with a speeder on his cell phone and he had that phone but had no insurence and his license was nill so we have insurence but none will pay for this and this very well can save my life.

 

I burn from head to toe and alot of other sensations that are so unbearable you couldnt even imagine for 8 years now I have waited for something and I have been so sick but I wouldnt steal or do anything that would put my family's life in jepordy. WOULD YOU PAY FOR SOME OF THE MONEY WE NEED FOR THIS OH NO YOU CANT YOUR IN JAIL!

 

People like you enrage me ! Then you get to DR.PHIL who is willing to help in some way and why you dont deserve it at all.If your claiming its a problem why did it take till you went to jail to get help.You stole enough to get help,I dislike you for what you have done and your really lucky you have DR.PHIL! He is a very unique man and has a heart for everyone and help's anyone to change or to better themself and their life. I hope what ever he does for you that you wont let him and his staff down ! Dr. PHIL is not their for you to waste his time with you and your wife so I hope you step up and be a man!

 

Pay back all you stole somehow because what you have done is effecting all of us and our family's who work so hard  they cant see straight half the time!

 

DONT WASTE DR.PHIL OR HIS STAFF'S TIME AND IF YOU DO I HOPE HE DROP'S YOU LIKE A BAD HABIT!THANK'S FOR MAKING IT HARDER FOR ALL OF US WHERE NOT STRUGGLING ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!Be a man for once and stop making excuses and do what you have to and should have from the get go if your that lucky! I know when I see the show you will make me very mad with your excuses and walk away with help it kinda makes me sick!

 

To bad you wont know how many people are yelling at their tv screans that day of the show! Shame on you man!!!!!!!!!

 

 Im sorry DR.PHIL AND STAFF I HAD TO SPEAK MY PEICE. Good Luck with these people! Thankyou for all the great show's I have learned alot and I havent missed 1 episode since he started from the get go! 

 

I have so much respect for DR.PHIL I hope to meet all of you someday! That is no#1 if I get better from this horrible and most painfull Disease that I have been fighting for 8 years.

 

I have read all his books all but the weight loss but I may soon because I cant exersize anymore and it take's a toll on your body after a while.LOL!

 

I LOVE YOU ALL THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE KNOWLEDGE AND SHOWING ME THE WAY WITH MANY THINGS IN LIFE! EVEN IF IT DONT PERTAIN TO ME I STILL WATCH BECAUSE I LEARN SO MUCH! Hope to meet you all one day it would be a dream come true !

 

                        Sincerly,                      [ HOPE FOR ALL!

                   Mrs.Kimberly Kenberg

 

 

Dear Kimberly,

  Isn't that just a peach that someone can afford the high price of a cell phone but can't afford (or refuses to pay) for car insurance? That's pretty disgusting in itself! Too protect my husband and myself from this very same thing we keep "uninsured" insurance coverage on our policy to protect us. As you said, it's getting pretty hard to trust anyone anymore. I hope you have this type of coverage now also, it's not very expensive at all. I mean I hope you are never in another accident again of course but just in case it would be nice of you had something to fall back on. I have health issues also and have had several surgery's, the last one was huge and I was in ICU in critical condition for 4 days. So I know all about those huge medical bills even after our insurance pays there part. All of the tests add up, the blood work, MRI's, etc.. Health problems can drain the finances pretty quickly. I wish you the best of luck in your future treatments and hope that all goes well.

 
November 18, 2008, 6:12 pm CST

Shoplifting Confessions

         One thing about shoplifting is that if you shoplift and you get caught at it, then you need to find something else to do because your obviously not very good at it. I think if I was a professional shoplifer. The last place I would want to be is on the Dr. Phil show or on National Television to confess about it.
 
November 19, 2008, 6:38 am CST

48 Kathy

Quote From: hopeforall2001

Well I would agree that these people have serious issue's that go much deeper then stealing! I'm very upset with these people who do these type of things because our nation is in a crisis not to mention we are all trying to keep our home's ,JOBS, ect and there are to many people who steal and we all suffer for that! Everytime someone has the bright Idea to go out and steal from whom ever we all have to pay for everything they stole and thats not right and I dont know how they can sleep at night!

 

Not to mention they take there kids with them! WHAT are they out of their mind's.In my opion they are out right pathetic and If I'm correct to be so proud to tape themself on their stealing trail. You know I cant stand the excuses from people like this.I hope you stay in jail or when you get out you have to work 3 job's and give up every single dollar you earn back to all the places you stole from. I hope your 2 innocent kid's dont do this when they get older.

 

DID YOU BOTH EVER HEAR OF JOB'S ! No matter how many you have to work! You dont have a right to steal from my family and myself or anybody else.I dont know if their's a cure for this problem but if you get help and overcome what you have done to all I hope you have the same gut's to make a public appology to everyone! Also what upsets me is you'll be lucky that DR.PHIL will give you the time of day and help you and you'll go back to stealing again because of how bad you say you cant stop.I wish he wasnt going to waste his time on someone like you because I have a serious illness and would love DR.PHIL to help me and my family!

 

For the mother in law you cant just blame this guy your daughter is just as bad and she's supposed to protect her kids not take them on their selfish theft party! So your daughter is doing the dirty deed to.

 Dont even tell me your going on the show to stick up for your daughter! Are you kidding me! Do you realize their kids can be put in foster care.They have taught their kids to steal from everyone.Trust me if you think for one second they dont get it they do.I hope their will be hope for the kids and I know that Dr.Phil will make sure their ok.

 

 

Why do you have to steal and whats really funny all the stuff you stold you have nothing to show for it all so arnt you proud of yourself? Your home and all your other keep up with the jone's will probley be taken away and your kids are paying a very high price because what neither of you can get off your lazy butt's to get job's like most of us.

 

Some of us have 2 and 3 jobs to survive what make's the both of you special where you dont have to work. Look at our news every single day  you hear all these sad story's of people who do work and are losing everything. I blame you and your other partner in crime! I don't feel one bit sorry for you at all! I hope you do get out and you will have to pay every single penny that you stole. For all of the theif's who are so proud to admit to this should hang your head's in shame! Your making it so hard for all of us for your selfish need's.No wonder no one trusts anyone anymore!

 

 

Look I'm really sick for the last years8 clinging on to survive with thousands of dollars in medical bills and Im headed for a really serious procedure in the summertime its ketimine infusion and It cost's 50,000 dollar's and I have to go to germany to be put in a medicaly induced coma and I have no Idea where we are getting this kind of money.I have full-body RSD Which is one of the worst disease's to have and my husband work's 2 job's because of the car accident I was in 8 year's ago with a speeder on his cell phone and he had that phone but had no insurence and his license was nill so we have insurence but none will pay for this and this very well can save my life.

 

I burn from head to toe and alot of other sensations that are so unbearable you couldnt even imagine for 8 years now I have waited for something and I have been so sick but I wouldnt steal or do anything that would put my family's life in jepordy. WOULD YOU PAY FOR SOME OF THE MONEY WE NEED FOR THIS OH NO YOU CANT YOUR IN JAIL!

 

People like you enrage me ! Then you get to DR.PHIL who is willing to help in some way and why you dont deserve it at all.If your claiming its a problem why did it take till you went to jail to get help.You stole enough to get help,I dislike you for what you have done and your really lucky you have DR.PHIL! He is a very unique man and has a heart for everyone and help's anyone to change or to better themself and their life. I hope what ever he does for you that you wont let him and his staff down ! Dr. PHIL is not their for you to waste his time with you and your wife so I hope you step up and be a man!

 

Pay back all you stole somehow because what you have done is effecting all of us and our family's who work so hard  they cant see straight half the time!

 

DONT WASTE DR.PHIL OR HIS STAFF'S TIME AND IF YOU DO I HOPE HE DROP'S YOU LIKE A BAD HABIT!THANK'S FOR MAKING IT HARDER FOR ALL OF US WHERE NOT STRUGGLING ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!Be a man for once and stop making excuses and do what you have to and should have from the get go if your that lucky! I know when I see the show you will make me very mad with your excuses and walk away with help it kinda makes me sick!

 

To bad you wont know how many people are yelling at their tv screans that day of the show! Shame on you man!!!!!!!!!

 

 Im sorry DR.PHIL AND STAFF I HAD TO SPEAK MY PEICE. Good Luck with these people! Thankyou for all the great show's I have learned alot and I havent missed 1 episode since he started from the get go! 

 

I have so much respect for DR.PHIL I hope to meet all of you someday! That is no#1 if I get better from this horrible and most painfull Disease that I have been fighting for 8 years.

 

I have read all his books all but the weight loss but I may soon because I cant exersize anymore and it take's a toll on your body after a while.LOL!

 

I LOVE YOU ALL THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE KNOWLEDGE AND SHOWING ME THE WAY WITH MANY THINGS IN LIFE! EVEN IF IT DONT PERTAIN TO ME I STILL WATCH BECAUSE I LEARN SO MUCH! Hope to meet you all one day it would be a dream come true !

 

                        Sincerly,                      [ HOPE FOR ALL!

                   Mrs.Kimberly Kenberg

 

 

 
November 19, 2008, 6:39 am CST

Stop with the Excuses

 

These people should be in JAIL!  I can't believe they have the nerve to go on a TV show, but then again I can't believe they have the nerve to do what they have been doing.  It's called STEALING, what is there to dicuss, lock them up. Get off your lazy A** and  Work like everyone else.  I'm so sick of people thinking that everything should be just given to them. 

 
November 19, 2008, 6:45 am CST

11/19 Shoplifting Confessions

I would definitely steal if I needed shelter, or to keep from starving. Survival is every humans right.
 
November 19, 2008, 6:45 am CST

11/19 Shoplifting Confessions

Quote From: wvjason

I am a single father raising my son by myself and also take care of my elderly father.  I am so worried that my family and I will fall through the huge crevases that we call America!  This country is one of the richest in the world but you couldn't prove it by me.  The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  If people have to shoplift for the basic things they need there is a problem.  I never thought that it would come to this but you gotta do what you gotta do!  I do not condone stealing but I can understand why people are doing it.  I would rather see them taking from a store than and individual.

 What!!!! you gotta do what you gotta do mentality steal if you can't afford a cell phone. Come on if you you can't afford one don't get one, if you want one work for it, just like the rest of us do.

 

In this country you are not guaranteed  anything but  you have opportunitys to achieve (work) for what you want. If 30 40 hours is not enough to get what you want work 60 hours or find a new job that will allow you that option. Go to school get a education can't afford it join the service and get a college fund for your time given to your country. There is always options, It just what you are willing to do to achive those options

 
November 19, 2008, 6:59 am CST

Let's Not Forgot About The Employees Who Work so Hard Stocking These Items!

I work in a retail store and get up at 4 a.m. to get to work at 5:00 to unload a 53' trailer and bust my butt putting this stuff out on the floor so these fools can steal it!  This pisses me off that I work this hard making $8.00 an hour so they can come in and steal from us.  If I can work this hard than why can't they do it, too?  A little bit of hard work doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger!  These people don't deserve to have kids!  They are setting bad examples for their kids.  That guy that was up there laughing about it needs to go to jail and do some hard time.  We'll see who's laughing then!  
 
November 19, 2008, 7:07 am CST

11/19 Shoplifting Confessions

Quote From: efffy_

I would definitely steal if I needed shelter, or to keep from starving. Survival is every humans right.
But these people are not stealing to survive.  They're stealing because they feel entitled to things they can't afford. 
 
November 19, 2008, 7:16 am CST

11/19 Shoplifting Confessions

Quote From: ffffffffffff

Dr. Phil:

     Yes, this economy SUCKS!!!

     Yes, I am SICK AND TIRED of being "house poor", just able to stay afloat!  I WILL NOT TOLERATER this type of living!!!

     When my money isn't enough I gotta make it count for two, three, sometimes four times the value of what it's worth!!!

     I've stolen bicycles (from the Big name stores, of course, NEVER individual persons!)

     I've stolen my prescription medications when my electric bill was too high and I had no choic e...

     I panhandle like a creep, netting five hundred dollars every month average.

     Yes, I'm "living wealthy in the ghetto!"  'Cause the Ghetto is still in my blood!

     There's nopthing to do in this town so I LOVE to spray paint and break windows.

     I'm maing the best of my life.  There's nothing else to do in this godforsaken city IT SUCKS!!!  And so does this living...

 

Ultimately you are stealing from individuals.  Corporations will not allow a cut in their profit margin to cover the loss of items, rather they raise the prices and have the rest of us pay for them.  You are indeed stealing from me and every honest shopper.

 

Having to sacrifice your honor and self esteem to survive is a miserable trade off.  Your post poignantly illustrates how the social environment can affect behavior.  All the best. 

 
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