Philadelphia’s ‘Bonnie’ Headed Back To Prison
By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jocelyn Kirsch, the Bonnie half of the infamous local Bonnie and Clyde I.D. theft team, has picked up another 150 days in federal prison for retail theft in California after she got out of prison after serving about four years of a five year sentence.
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports the theft violated her probation.
Jocelyn Kirsch served about four years of a five year sentence for I.D. theft and other forms of stealing. Then shortly after her release from prison, she did it again, shoplifting from a store in California.
The judge rejected a defense request for home confinement. The defense by the way blames her plight in part on mental health issues and the media.
The prosecutor, Louis Lappen, argued for a guideline sentence of 4 to 10 months, saying Jocelyn Kirsch has to get the message.
“She just has to stop. When you’re out of prison and you’re on supervised release, if there was ever a time to be leading a law-abiding life, she shouldn’t be jaywalking. I mean, this is the moment,” Lappen said.
Kirsch declined to address the court publicly when given a chance.