(Closed) Stealing from a charity… really?! So angry! (vent)

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Helper bee

it happens every where. have seen some even steal from the donation bin outside the center.

Post # 5
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Newbee

That is disgraceful.   I know that people out there have fallen on hard times, but that just takes the cake.   I do hope that something will be done.  Will there be an article in the local paper?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

People do bad things when they are desperate.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I used to work at a charity shop for 2 hours on a Saturday. Every week, without fail, at least 2-3 items would be stolen in those 2 hours. It was also a popular place for pick-pocketers as a lot of old people shopped there, and were easy targets.

It really disgusts me.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@KatyElle:  IMO if you have a car, you aren’t that desperate.

And what would you get from a few bags of toys anyway? You couldn’t sell them on for a huge amount, and if they were for her own children, well sorry, but toys aren’t a necessity, so deal with it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@barbie86:  I wasn’t justifying the theft, I was just making a comment. For all I know she’s some desperate grandmother who resorted to theft to make Christmas happen, who knows? Obviously it’s not ok to steal from a charity, but most theft is a product of desperation and greed.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@KatyElle:  The only time I would say theft is understandable is if someone is starving and steals food.

Stealing toys to make ‘Christmas happen’ is just so wrong, and I don’t understand it; your grandchildren won’t die if they don’t get a present.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@barbie86:  Good lord is it “Pick a fight week” on weddingbee? I simply said desperate people steal. It was a comment, thrown out there in the context of the conversation, justifying nothing, meant only as a passing observation.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@KatyElle:  No, it isn’t. I just disagree that in this instance theft would be at all understandable, let alone justifiable.

Can’t afford Christmas presents? Tough, deal with it.

Like I said, if someone was starving, I’d feel differently; but otherwise I just feel theft is never justifiable. Plus this woman had a car; if you are THAT desperate you ‘need’ to steal from charity, how about selling the car first? It’s hardly a necessity.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@barbie86:  Am I not writing in English today?

“No, it isn’t. I just disagree that in this instance theft would be at all understandable, let alone justifiable.”

Katyelle: I wasn’t justifying the theft, I was just making a comment. For all I know she’s some desperate grandmother who resorted to theft to make Christmas happen, who knows? Obviously it’s not ok to steal from a charity,

It was a comment, thrown out there in the context of the conversation, justifying nothing.

As in “Hey OP, don’t get down on humanity, sometimes people just do crappy things when they are desperate, maybe it was some random desperate person.”

Are we clear, or shall I explain myself again?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Unfortunately, there are some horrible people in the world.  The heads of the Salvation Army warehouses here in Ottawa and Toronto were both recently fired because of HUGE thefts from their respective warehouse – thousands of dollars in stolen money, and over 2 million dollars worth of toys over several years.  Luckily, the toys have been found, but seriously, who does that???

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s pretty low to steal from a charity, desperate or not. All you can do is be glad you’re not that person.

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