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Six wealthy women are arrested after holding a shoplifting competition for fun

By Mason White 5:35 PM September 1, 2016
The women while shoplifting  

By: Feng Qian
While most people shoplift out of desperation, a few wealthy women decided to rob stores for fun.

Police in China, said that they have arrested the group of wealthy women who were caught shoplifting for fun.

The group of six included a 15-year-old girl. They met at a parlor, which is owned by one of the wealthy women, and they often played cards.

They also came up with another way to entertain themselves. They created a shoplifting competition in which the women and the girl would go to stores to steal cosmetics and see who stole more goods.

The group was arrested for shoplifting after investigators in Hubei, discovered that they have stolen more than 20,000 yuan ($3,000) worth of cosmetic products.

The foolish women robbed the same two cosmetics stores over a period of two months. Surveillance video of the stores showed how some members of the group would walk around to distract staff while the others robbed the place.

All group members are reported to be very rich, and the shoplifting competition was a mere thrill-seeking activity.

The five women were taken into police custody. They were identified as Sohn, 49, Moumou, 38, Zhan, 35, Hu, 36, and 33-year-old Moumou.

The 15-year-old girl was released to her parents with a warning.