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Celebrity Theft: Unmasking Addictive Criminal Intent


Just about every week we hear or read about another celebrity who got into serious legal trouble for stealing. Whether they are film or TV stars—Winona Ryder shoplifted several thousand dollars in haute couture apparel at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills (Young, 2001); Lindsay Lohan was accused of stealing a one-of-kind, $2500 necklace in Venice, California (Weiss, 2011); Kim Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bagged $600 in groceries at a Los Angeles Target, but failed to pay…