Not as low as the Toys for Tots Witch but still, way to be a good example to your kids.I got this from the website of a podcast I listen to regularly. You know that I believe that parents should set example and not just bark out orders. Take this as tragic comedy.
Mom Sells Stolen Wii
By Mike Suszek / Thursday, 02 July 2009
If you're not sure how to raise a family right, to pay the bills, and to show your children the meaning of the almighty dollar, then (don't) take a cue from Maxine Law.
Law, a 41 year-old Altamonte Springs, Florida resident, took it upon herself to deal with the stolen goods of her children; by selling said stolen goods. Her son, 16-year-old Patrick Early, aided Derrick Henson (13) and Joshua Carter (18) in stealing a neighbor's Wii console. Later, Early admits that his mother sold the Wii at a pawn shop, fully aware it was stolen.
To help Maxine understand her decision making process, we'll provide this flow chart:
Victim Jenein Frazier said, "You don't go selling something stolen, it's crazy." Law now may be charged with "dealing in stolen property" and "contributing to the delinquency of a minor."
There's no word on whether it was just a console that was stolen, or whether we're dealing with multiple games and accessories to get a feel for the value of the theft. Additionally, we don't know how the kids managed to steal the Wii. Maybe they learned from video games like Wii Thief.
tags: parenting , hypocrisy, Do as I say , Not As I do, example, Wii, stolen goods, fencing, pawn shop