Fancy Rich CA Lawmaker Lady Caught Stealing From Nieman Marcus
California is a very broke-ass state, and so apparently, are its politicians: San Francisco's Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi got caught lifting a few thousand dollars' worth of merchandise from official rich person store Nieman Marcus. How very "Winona Ryder" of her! Come on, though, just go steal something more normal for a politician, like "education" maybe, or "our children's future." Those things are still legal.
Hayashi, 45, who has served in the Assembly since 2006 — and is married to Alameda Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi — was arraigned Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court. She had earlier posted $15,000 bail.
Hayashi was stopped by Neiman Marcus’ security detail shortly after leaving the store around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday with a shopping bag that included three items worth $2,450 that she hadn’t paid for when she checked out at the register, the district attorney’s office said.
Prosecutors did not specify what the items were, but a source familiar with the case tells us they were leather pants, a black skirt and white blouse.