Shoplifters Brag on Dr. Phil, Go to Jail

Matthew and Nora Eaton probably should have seen this coming
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2010 8:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – A California couple is probably having second thoughts about discussing their shoplifting habit with Dr. Phil now that they’re going to jail. Matthew and Nora Eaton went on his TV show—ostensibly for help with their shoplifting addiction—in Nov. 2008, and revealed that they made money by selling their loot online. The episode got the attention of police who searched the Eatons’ home, finding 500 boxes of stolen goods, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The district judge who sentenced the couple—Matthew to 27 months, his wife to 366 days—would probably have sent Dr. Phil to jail, too, if she could have. “What a charlatan this man is,” she said during the hearing. “What a terrible, terrible man. He obviously didn’t help you.”

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