Jail term for 80-year-old burglar
Published 26/02/2010 | 00:19
An 80-year-old woman with a criminal record stretching back to 1955 has been sentenced to three years in a US prison for ransacking and stealing cash from a medical office.
Doris Thompson thanked a judge for not sending her to Los Angeles County jail, which she doesn't like, and said she deserved a longer sentence, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported. She also told the judge, "God bless you."
State records showed Thompson, who has used 27 aliases, had repeatedly been arrested during the past 55 years, mainly for theft. She has been sent to jail several times.
Thompson slipped into the medical office on December 19 and stole money from drawers. She pleaded guilty to burglary and will be eligible for parole in about 18 months.