Dinh: Strolling into prison
Dinh: Strolling into prison

Shoplifting Hint of the Day!

--Don't use a baby stroller to hide merchandise you're stealing.

Just ask 44-year-old Thuy Thi Dinh.

This week, Dinh learned that her conviction and three-year prison sentence was upheld by a California court of appeal.

If caught by store employees (which occurred), Dinh's backup plan inside T-Shirts & More in Tustin was to claim she'd forgotten that she'd placed more than half a dozen shirt inside the stroller.

The excuse might have worked except for one pesky fact: Dinh is a serial shoplifter.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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