Story: Dishonesty crime

'Pamela'

'Pamela'

This photograph of a model posing as a shoplifter, 'Pamela', was published in the Evening Post in 1987 along with the story of how she fell into a life of crime. 'Pamela' (not her real name) began shoplifting with her friends as a teenager. She got caught by one shopkeeper and although she was not prosecuted word reached her boss, who suggested she resign. Many teenagers flirt with delinquent behaviour such as shoplifting, but stop when they get older.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/5855
Photograph by Greg King

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - Burglary and theft', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31183/pamela (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold