(letter teaser)

If you steal, you pay, at the woodshed

To the Editor;

Now, let me get this straight.

You see, I am an old-timer who needs help to understand the rules of today’s world.

For example, is it really okay that I can break into your home and take what I want without permission and consequences, if said theft is less than $5,000?

I was raised by two wonderful parents, who always warned — if you steal, you pay, at the woodshed.

I have recently written by hand to all of the powers that be that I could think of because my loss from a July 27 break-in was $275.

You see, I am an old-timer and, to me, $275 is a lot of money. A lot.

The replies I received seem to indicate that these poor, down on their luck break, enter and steal individuals are struggling to feed their chosen habit while in need of treatment to help them back to a healthy, stable lifestyle.

Is theft no longer a crime in today’s world?

Two hundred and seventy-five dollars, to me, is a lot of money. A lot.

Grace Guevin,

Kamloops, B.C.