Saying he wanted to teach a lesson in humility, a judge sentenced the wife of a wealthy dentist to 15 days in jail and 120 hours of service to the poor for her part in a shoplifter-for-hire case. Judy Dick, convicted of paying a "personal shoplifter" to steal expensive items from a St. Paul department store, also must pay a $5,000 fine and was placed on five years' probation. She was accused of paying about $950 for about $7,000 in merchandise stolen from the store. Prosecutors said Dick wrote out an "order" for the shoplifter, an admitted crack addict who became the state's star witness.
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