Beverly Hills Burglar, An 80-Year-Old Woman, Gets Three Years

An 80-year-old woman with a rap sheet that dates to 1955 was sentenced to three years behind bars for burglarizing a medical office building in Torrance. She was especially known to authorities in Beverly Hills as a repeat customer when it came to alleged burglary and thievery.

The Daily Breeze reports that the woman declared loudly ""I plead guilty," before a judge this week in Superior Court. "I'm 80 years old," she said. "I don't think I'll ever come back - except I'm going to die and be in the morgue."

Thompson was arrested Feb. 4 for slipping in and burglarizing the Children's Medical Group office at 3440 Lomita Blvd. in Torrance in December. Detectives soon realized she had a rap sheet in Beverly Hills, where she was sentenced to two years for a 2008 burglary there but was released on parole in October.

Her arrest record in Beverly Hills includes collars on suspicion of theft in 1965 and 1977, burglary in 1980, and burglary in 2008. She's also been arrested in Pasadena and Newport Beach.

Thompson said that if she received more money from the government she would not need to steal.

"I feel guilty for asking this," Thompson said as she faced the judge. "Is this a solid three years or is it just half time?"

He said she could be out in 18 months.


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