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Should I report my wife’s thefts?

July 16, 2016 • By Dennis Beaver

“My wife works at a food bank near a town where your column is widely read. She is paid $12 an hour, but doing the math, I know she is stealing money donated by generous people in our community,” Ted’s email stated.

“Finding new, expensive, clothing in her closet, price tags still attached, from what she earns, this kind of spending is only possible if she is stealing.

“Other examples include: taking our dog for $85 grooming sessions, afterward treating her girlfriends to dinner. Over the years she has obtained credit cards, maxed them out and then refused to pay the bills, winding up chased by collectors. 5 years ago, she was on unemployment while working and now gets bills from the state which she ignores…click here to read more