She knew it was wrong when she did it, but she was too desperate to care. Sarah Lindgren, 61, of Oakdale, Minnesota, was scanning groceries in a self-checkout lane at Walmart with her teen daughter a couple of days before Thanksgiving.
There was more in her cart than there was money in her account, but she bagged up the discounted meat anyway and headed toward the door in her motorized wheelchair.
“At that point I was done,” she said. “I was just tired and drained. I didn’t care anymore.” Lindgren’s husband died unexpectedly a few years ago, leaving her to care for her disabled daughter, her 18-year-old twins, four grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Money was tight and food had been scarce… Pioneer Press