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Why Hollywood Celebrities Love to Shoplift

Why does Hollywood have a history of shoplifting celebrities?

Kim Richards from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was arrested and charged for attempting to steal over 100 pieces of merchandise from Target. While in Venice Beach in 2011, Lindsay Lohan stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store. In addition, Winona Ryder stole $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in 2001. So, it begs the question - why do celebrities like to shoplift? Winona Ryder (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com) Winona Ryder (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com) In a new report by NYPost, many wealthy shoppers believe they are entitled to getting something on the house.
At Anthropologie, some upper-middle-class women buy $400 kaftans and $500 clogs — and then “accessorize” for free. “We were taught that our prime shoplifters were women and girls who were regular shoppers at ­Anthro,” said one ex-employee, who every night would find piles of security tags in the fitting rooms that were taken off apparel that day. “They would spend insane amounts and at the same time steal a few items because they felt that given they had spent so much money, they were entitled to freebies,” the Anthro insider said.
“It could be a producer, a celebrity, some big-time lawyer,” she said. “So you don’t want to attack them or wrongly accuse them.”
After spending thousands of dollars many shoppers feel that they deserve to get something on the house. It is crazy to believe that the people that can afford to buy thousand dollar pair of shoes are still the same people interested in stealing merchandise from Target.