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    Calif. shoplifters get prison after bragging on TV

    A Southern California couple who bragged on the "Dr. Phil" show about making $100,000 by selling shoplifted toys on eBay was sentenced Monday to federal prison.


    U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez sentenced Matthew Eaton, 34, of San Marcos to 27 months in prison, while his wife, Laura Eaton, 27, was sentenced to a year.

    Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen property across state lines.

    Matthew Eaton told the judge he regretted going on "Dr. Phil."

    "I hurt myself. I hurt my family," he said. "I was shoplifting. I don't deny that at all."

    The couple was under investigation for shoplifting before the "Dr. Phil" appearance, but detectives did not suspect them of being large-scale thieves until they appeared on the show.

    The show also aired a video of the couple's three small children accompanying them on a three-day shoplifting binge.

    The Eatons were arrested last September, nearly a year after they appeared on the show and claimed they made as much as $3,500 a week by selling stolen goods.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole Acton Jones said the Eatons stole hundreds of boxes of Lego toys. Laura Eaton used the three children as a distraction, while her husband stole the items, the prosecutor said.


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    Ha-hah.

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    That turned into a live confession.
     
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    Goddammit, xeno. i thought you were that little fuckstain marcatl for a minute.
     
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    Why?

    Nelson is my trademark, not his.
     
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    I still wonder why the live confession of Ted Haggard buying crack got him in no trouble?
     
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    amazing you would think of that....i wonder why obama did not get in trouble for admitting to consumption of illegal drugs...

    hmmmm.....SOL....mabye
     
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    Obama gave specifics that a charge could be filed on?
     
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    yes

    why you had to turn my funny thread into a hack thread about ted crackard is beyond me :eusa_eh:
     
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    Too much of reality is beyond you ;)
     

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