Caroline Biden, niece of former Vice President Joe Biden, escaped with no jail time after pleading guilty to a credit account theft that netted her over $100,000 in stolen merchandise.
Biden used a borrowed credit card to set up an account at a store in Greenwich Village known as Bigelow Pharmacy, then racked up a $110,810.04 bill.
She pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny and another of petit larceny.
Biden skirts jail time regardless, but really gets a break if she pays restitution for her crimes, after which she can return to court and plead to a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny.
Think about that – a misdemeanor after stealing over $100,000.
Via Delaware Online:
A niece of former Vice President Joe Biden has pleaded guilty in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a New York City drugstore.
Caroline Biden admitted Friday to grand larceny and petty larceny, with an agreement to get two years’ probation if she repays the money, does 10 days of community service and avoids re-arrest for a year.
Her lawyer, Ira London, declined to comment Saturday.
A complaint says the 29-year-old Biden used a borrowed credit card to open a customer account at the Manhattan shop without the cardholder’s OK then racked up the tab over a year.
In 2014, Biden’s niece also managed to get a friendly deal with the courts after being charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and harassment, stemming from an incident with a roommate.
According to the New York Post, she was accused of taking a swing at a female police officer who responded to calls that Biden and her roommate were fighting.
“I shouldn’t be handcuffed!” Biden said according to officers. “You don’t know who you’re doing this to!”
After trying to assault the officer and actually assaulting her roommate, Biden’s charges were dropped upon agreeing to stay out of trouble for 6 months.
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