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Thread: Madame Sticky Fingers? Are you out there?

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    Madame Sticky Fingers? Are you out there?

    For SHAME!!!

    http://www.wric.com/story/20413597/w...-henrico-store

    Hopefully none of us are Fabriholics to this degree.

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    There is one in every crowd!!!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Wow...it sure wasn't me!!
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    Wow....with the generosity of quilters, you'd think she had a better way of obtaining fabrics....

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    Sad. I visit Quilting Adventures every time I get to Richmond - great store. I am sorry to see something like this happen there.
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    that is why fabric prices are so high.she did not look to be 50.it hard to really see.she must of had plans for the fabric and didnt have the money but wanted the fabric.
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    How awful!

    No one need fabric bad enough to steal...
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    wow cant believe that, i guess it takes all kinds

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    First time I have heard of this. In thieves minds, stealing beats the heck out working in order to buy what they want.
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    I guess I have never thought about stealing from a fabric store or any store for that matter. I wouldn't dream of taking anything from my LQS as it is my little piece of Heaven! But people who will steal will still anything. My other half works in management 3rd shift at a large box store (not Walmart) and deals with at least 1 shoplifter every night.
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    my brother in law manages a grocery store and sees theft daily. understandable in some cases but wrong none the less. But fabric?! c'mon lady!
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    Several years ago there was a small crafty, fabric store. Near here. They closed because of so much theft. The teens etc from the neighborhood would come in and steal stuff just to be stealing. They didn't even need or want it. The store tried everything to stop it. One night they cut a hole in the roof and trashed the place. They shut down and moved to Florida. It is a shame what people will do.

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    It is a shame, especially since some of the thieves think they aren't hurting anyone but the store. They don't realize that the store then increases everything else to make up the profit lost. Others just think they're entitled.

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    Unbelievable! If she needed it that bad why not work out payment with store! Hope it was for a good cause and not just the sick thrill of stealing. Have never understood people that steal from others.
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    No way is she in her fifties. I would say about 70. What a shame. No doubt someone who knows her will see this picture of her eventually

    Quote Originally Posted by SewpahDewpah View Post
    For SHAME!!!

    http://www.wric.com/story/20413597/w...-henrico-store

    Hopefully none of us are Fabriholics to this degree.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    She could stand out side with a can for spare change and get enough money to purchase it.. I could never enjoy any thing made from some thing stolen.

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    I work right near Quilting Adventures and everyone in the shop is very nice. I hate to see this happen to them....or any store for that matter.

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    I live close to Richmond and Henrico Va. Nothing is safe there. All the quilters I know are so generous with their time and talent that I can't imagine any of them doing such a thing. Yet I had a vendor tell me that she had items stolen at the Hampton, Va. quilt show. So I guess this was not even an isolated incident

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    At least the store camera got a good picture of her. Hope they put it on the news and someone recognizes her and turns her in. If not she will do it again.

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    teen stealing

    I just heard a teenager on t.v. news who was trying to explain away the fact that he had been caught stealing. He said that stealing is a way of life to many of todays youth and is done for excitement more so than profit.





    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Several years ago there was a small crafty, fabric store. Near here. They closed because of so much theft. The teens etc from the neighborhood would come in and steal stuff just to be stealing. They didn't even need or want it. The store tried everything to stop it. One night they cut a hole in the roof and trashed the place. They shut down and moved to Florida. It is a shame what people will do.

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    I cant believe it. This is one of the stores I shop at!

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    I wouldn't have believed people stealing craft/ fabric supplies until I started working retail in one it amazes me what people will steal....

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    I was amazed when my LQS told me that she's found several empty bolts in the ladies room. I would never that thought theft would be a problem.

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    It's just a sad state of affairs when an older woman feels she must steal her fabric - I find myself wondering what her personal story is. I mean, does she need the fabric THAT BADLY? Poor soul!

    You know someone will recognize her, tell the authorities and her life will be ruined....and all for a bit of fabric....truly sad.

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    It happens...it happened at our quilt shop...not just fabric, but other items too...even quilt samples....we ended up nailing things to the walls...attaching jingle bells...still even had some taken after that...no shame. Also at a quilt show, many vendors had items stolen. She got caught...and we did find out who she was...and when she did come to our shop...we followed her just a few steps behind. We had others we were suspicious of and also followed them. I find it hard to believe that quilters can steal, but we found out otherwise. Sad that people do. Hope this person gets caught.

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