THEY DIDN'T PAY RETAIL

A WEALTHY MINNESOTA FAMILY IS ACCUSED OF HIRING A CROSS-DRESSING EX-CON AS THEIR PERSONAL SHOPLIFTER

In the end, there are only two things you ask of a personal shoplifter: that his taste be good and that his feet be fleet. All other requirements are incidental. Gregory Eugene Thomas seems to have been so-so in the first category. It is in the second, however, that he really fell short.

Thomas was allegedly employed by a family in Roseville, Minnesota, that at first glance would not seem in need of his services. Gerald Dick, a dentist, and his wife Judy live on a wooded lane in a $450,000 house replete with circular drive and three-car garage. Their son...

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