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          PLAYING ‘I Feel Like I’m Above The Law,’ Says Woman Who Claims She’s Addicted To Shoplifting

          ‘I Feel Like I’m Above The Law,’ Says Woman Who Claims She’s Addicted To Shoplifting


          March 8, 2017

          Claire says she’s been arrested four times and is currently serving probation for a fourth-degree felony shoplifting charge. She says she’s terrified that if she doesn’t stop, she’ll end up in prison.

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          “I absolutely can see what I’m doing. I have insight into it. I can see that it’s wrong,” says the stay-at-home mom of four.

          While Claire admits she can afford to buy the things she steals, she claims she’s addicted to shoplifting because it gives her an adrenaline rush and a feeling of power. “I feel like I’m above the law, and above – like – I don’t have to pay for that – I can get things that I want.”

          Her husband, Chris, says he’s bailed Claire out of jail each time she’s been arrested saying, “I love her. She’s the mother of my kids. I’m there to support her – for better or worse.” But, he says he feels powerless and angry that Claire has taken their children with her when she shoplifts.

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