After stealing merchandise worth millions of dollars and then proceeding to sell them online through eBay, a woman from Texas was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
Identified as Kim Richardson, the perpetrator agreed to pay $3.8 million in order to compensate for the items that she stole and sold.
According to Thursday's news release by US Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's inquiry led them to the 63-year-old suspect.
Richardson hails from Dallas and was tagged as a professional shoplifter. In a statement by the federal prosecutors, the woman has been selling items that she shoplifted online for almost two decades.
The perp's modus operandi is stealing stuff from shops as she traveled through the United States. After this, she would post them on eBay or sell them through direct internet sales. Upon purchase, she would then mail the items to the buyers …