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Convicted Criminals Want Lesser Charge Because Stolen Goods Were On Sale

via U.S. District Court
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Two men were convicted of retail theft at a Kohl’s department store in Parker, Colorado.

The stolen items, valued at just under $2,095, included KitchenAid appliances, brand-name shoes, and clothing.

Despite arguing for lesser charges due to some items being on sale, the defense failed to sway the jury, resulting in both men being convicted of felony theft. (Trending: New Movie Obamas Helped Make Raises Eyebrows: ‘Don’t Trust White People’)

Green received a 15-month prison sentence, while Bolden was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 18 months of probation.

The District Attorney emphasized the impact of retail theft on communities and retailers, citing a significant increase in retail loss.

“Just because an item is ‘on sale’ doesn’t mean it’s free to steal, and these defendants now get to think about this lesson in jail and prison,” District Attorney John Kellner said.

“Retailers in our community are fed up with theft and my office will actively prosecute these offenders.”

“Retail theft is not a victimless crime,” Deputy DA Sherri Giger said.

“We’ve all seen news articles about the impact of rising retail theft, including stores forced into closing, as well as price increases passed along to paying customers to offset loss.”

“Many stores no longer try to confront or stop retail thieves due to the risk of potential harm to employees and customers from thieves who may be armed.”

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