You wouldn’t believe these almighty people are thieves
Kleptomania is quite a serious condition, not giving a rest to those who have it. These people can have all the money in the world and yet they would still feel the urge to steal a coin. Take a look at these rich thieves who aren’t ashamed to pick up things that aren’t theirs.
1 The Czech Republic President stole a pen on camera
Vaclav Klaus was the president of Czech Republic in 2011. We don’t know how much the Czech president regularly earns, but we’re sure he earns enough to buy himself a pen. That makes this theft all the more ridiculous, as not only did Vaclav steal a pen, he stole a ceremonial, jewel encrusted pen on live television. Even if he was stupid enough to think that the cameras were there for the sole reason of filming him sign a document wouldn’t catch him pilfering the ink coffin, it was a ceremonial pen. When asked to comment, Klaus simply responded that “he takes things all the time” which obviously makes it okay.
2 The King of Egypt steals a watch, from Winston Churchill
King Farouk of Egypt, despite being a wealthy king, was known as an angry man and big miser. Farouk was noted to have the demeanor of a young child, as in, if Farouk saw something he wanted, he’d just take it, regardless of the owner. Along with stealing a watch from Winston Churchill, Farouk also stole from the Shah of Persia’s coffin. Because when you’re a King with the entire power in your country you apparently can take whatever your heart desires.
3 The millionaire’s daughter who stole make-up, with 320 dollars in her purse
Caroline Giuliani was caught in 2010 stealing several hundred dollars worth of make-up from an expensive make-up shop. After being caught and promptly told to cut that stuff out, she was dragged to a police station where the police discovered she not only had double the amount of money necessary to pay for the items she stole but that her parents were multi-millionaires. Even worse, she left the precinct with no more than a slap on the wrist, which is rather annoying when you consider that her father used to be the Mayor of New York, and during his time in office he championed legislation that would have punished people for crimes as trivial as jay-walking. She walked away from a shoplifting charge scot-free, because she was mad at her dad and couldn’t help it.
4 The millionaire who stole a veteran’s credit card, to buy pizza
A millionaire stole from a Navy veteran who had just finished buying presents for his 9-year-old grandson’s birthday. Harrun Majeed lost his credit cards so he called his credit card company and explained his situation, only to be told that no less than 8 minutes after he’d lost them, someone had already found them and used them to buy 40 dollars worth of pizza. When cops caught up to the thief, they not only found out that he was a millionaire, but that he had 250 dollars in cash in his back pocket. When asked if he needed money, Dr. Richard Ludwig responded flippantly and asserted that he was a millionaire. When asked why he decided to steal the cards instead of returning them or handing them into the police, he responded with “I picked up the card, what was I supposed to do with it?”
5 The Indian restaurant owner, slash gold thief
Madhukar Mohandas Prabhakar is a notorious thief who used to take taxis to the wealthy Mumbai district of India where he would raid houses without lights on. Though it’s not known of how much he stole, went into funding his lifestyle and how much of his wealth came from his actual business, it’s safe to say Prabhakar was a millionaire. Prabhakar didn’t steal for his own benefit, he did it for his community, in which Prabhakar funded many projects making him very popular with locals. Prabhakar was caught and arrested. A lot like Robin Hood.