In December 2001 Hollywood actress, Winona Ryder was charged with shoplifting from the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Wilshire Boulevard, USA. She was allegedly trying to take clothing and hair accessories valued at $4,760 (sh8.3m). She was sentenced to three years probation, 480 hours of community ser
"Will and Grace" TV show actress Shelley Morrison was on June 4, 2003 convicted of shoplifting jewellry worth $446 (sh780,500) from a departmental store in Los Angeles. She was sentenced to one year's probation and a fine of 300 dollars (sh525,000) and forced to keep away from the store.
Senegalese footballer Kalilu Fadiga was caught with a golden chain he had stolen from a store in Korea during the 2002 World Cup finals.
In 1988, former Miss America and one time New York City's commissioner for cultural affairs, Bess Myerson, was arrested outside a shopping mall for shoplifting.
Famous actress and "Ecstasy" star, Hedy Lamarr was in August 1991 arrested for the second time for stealing goods worth $21.48 (sh37,590) from a drugstore in Florida. She had earlier been arrested in 1966 for stealing merchandise worth $86 (150,500) in a departmental store in Los Angeles.
British Queen Mary of England (1911-1952) is also known to have had the habit of shoplifting. She had a penchant for "collecting" precious jewels, many of which now belong to the royal family. Once she stole emeralds from her late brother's mistress. Many times her aides politely returned the objects she had stolen, to the owners.
SOME CASES OF CELEBRITY SHOPLIFTERS