Wigs For Children With Cancer Stolen By Chronic Offender

There are innocent people who have been charged with theft because they do not have an experienced theft lawyer to defend them. Criminal lawyers protect the rights of the clients and create a strong defense. They have the expertise to examine all facts and evidences that have been presented in a case. Having a criminal lawyer working for you will help you avoid a conviction.

Martin Weigelt, 52, a chronic property offender was arrested by Vancouver police and charged. He broke in to Eva & Co, Wigs on East Broadway and stole 150 wigs, some of which were for the children at BC children’s Hospital.

The wigs which were made from human hair costs approximately $2,500 each. The total cost of the stolen wigs is more than $350,000. About 15 of the stolen wigs were prepared for children suffering from cancer and other health conditions like alopecia or hair loss. According to Cindy Yip, co-owner of the store, each wig is specifically customized for children and was supposed to be used for the coming school year.

It is heartbreaking to see children with cancer. They want to look normal like other kids and yet they do not have hair which adds to their sufferings. The loss of the wigs will delay their return to school.

A few days after the theft, 66 wigs were found by a resident at Downtown Eastside Hotel. He noticed a bag full of wigs from the hotel’s hallway. However, the wigs were no longer salvageable because they have been contaminated. They are still hoping to recover some of the other wigs.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is concerned with the nature of the theft because mental issues might be the reason why Weigelt is stealing. He has more than 150 criminal convictions since 1987.

Hiring an experienced theft lawyer can be pretty expensive but with long term economic benefits. A lawyer can save you from paying heavy fines, court costs, bail and other miscellaneous fees. The lawyer will make sure that you do not miss plenty of working days that can jeopardize the job and affect your financial situation.


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