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A 28-year-old woman went on shopping tours with 50 stolen credit cards last year. The damage comes to 109,000 Euros. The regional court of Vienna sentenced the woman to 32 months in prison yesterday (Tues).

The offender was part of a group that specialized in theft and pickpocketing. They stole many wallets from pedestrians in Vienna and focused particularly on stealing credit cards.

The former boyfriend of the woman was presumably the head of the group. He had his girlfriend buy expensive items for over half a year. The items such as Ipads, smartphones, cameras and clothes were then sold on.

The 28-year-old woman made 124 purchases before she was arrested. The damages come to 109,000 Euros. When the woman got pregnant she wanted to stop stealing but her boyfriend convinced her to keep it up.

"I was blind, I was mad. He has stopped calling me since I was arrested", the woman said.

The former boyfriend has presumably gone back to his home country Romania. The defendant had so far kept his identity secret. In the trial she admitted the name and Romanian address of the man.

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