So many times we have talked about the rights and wrongs of couponing, one thing I have not brought up yet (because I thought it was an obvious thing people would know about it) is STEALING coupons! Yes people STEAL coupons from the newspaper. You will see me on Sunday’s standing by the newspapers going through each one to make sure my coupons are there, part of it is because the newspaper does not always have each one and it will be missing 1 insert because the papers do get jumbled but the other reason is because people steal the inserts.
Well one Extreme couponer, Sybil Hudson from Texas decided that she did not need to pay for her coupons and stole them out of the newspaper. By going to a coin operated newspaper machine and taking the inserts out of the newspapers that she did not purchase. She is faced with 1 year in prison and a $4000 fine.
You can see more on this news story here which aired on June 29, 2011
And the theft does not stop there, this week another extreme couponer Jaime VanSicker from Arkansas has been arrested and charges pressed against her for stealing 185 papers totaling a $231 value after being seen on surveillance camera doing it! Claiming she did not know it was wrong and has been charged with misdemeanor theft of property.
You can see more on this story here
Thank you to CBSDFW.com and KSDK.com for airing these news stories.
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