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Coupon thieves get caught on video stealing papers!

Posted September 12, 2014 9:32 a.m. EDT

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Here's yet another example of a some greedy couponers getting caught stealing papers. This time, they have it on video! It's amazing that people will go to these lengths for a coupon. 

An article from CouponsInTheNews.com details the story of 2 women from New York who were apparently driving around a couple neighborhoods stealing the Sunday papers right out of their driveways!  Well, one of the neighbors caught it on video. The newspaper delivery folks tracked down the women in the SUV on the video and found them going through all the papers, pulling out the coupons, and throwing out the rest of the paper.

They turned the information and video tape over to the police who are now investigating the incident. Over a two-week period, over 60 papers were looted. I wonder if they will serve any jail time if found guilty.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

What do you think? Should these alleged thieves serve jail time?