A 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: ShutterstockA 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: Shutterstock
A 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: Shutterstock

Winona Ryder was caught shoplifting – why do rich people steal stuff? From toothpaste to corned beef, these millionaires get a kick out of petty theft

Last year, multimillionaire Andrew Francis Lippi III was arrested for trying to cheat Kmart out of US$200, when he had bought an US$8 million island in the Florida Keys a week earlier – why do those with everything steal from supermarkets they could buy outright?

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A 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: ShutterstockA 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: Shutterstock
A 2008 suggested that wealthy people with family incomes of more than US$70,000 were 30 per cent more likely to shoplift than those who made US$20,000. Photo: Shutterstock
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