Law: Making Good on Thefts

With the astonished landlord trailing in his wake, the young burglar who had previously robbed the place roamed the apartment complex, suggesting a change of lock here, a sturdier door there and providing other professional advice on security. Another Minneapolis felon recently brought his disabled car to the garage where he had once passed a $123 bad check that landed him in prison. One thief now gets along so well with the shopkeeper he once stole from that he was offered a job in the store.

These three offenders are not engaged in an oddball plot to haunt their old victims. They...

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