Former Alliance Cabinet Minister Phillida Bunkle is expected to seek diversion in relation to her shoplifting charges.
Seems reasonable. It was only $22, but you do wonder what the hell was she doing. Unless one is pathologically a thief, or you are so poor that $20 is more than you can afford, why would you shoplift? And in fact she had $200 in cash on her it seems. Maybe there was a grudge against the store owner? It just seems so bizarre.