Man faces 20 years to life for stealing $31 worth of candy
LOUISIANA (WPIX) — A Louisiana man could face up to 20 years in prison— for stealing candy.
34-year-old Jacobia Grimes, described as a career shoplifter, is accused of stealing $31 worth of candy bars from a dollar store.
Grimes has five prior convictions for theft.
According to the District Attorney's office, all of Grimes' convictions, "involved thefts of less than $500."
His last offense was for stealing "some socks and trousers."
Now he's being charged by prosecutors under the state's "habitual-offender law," which is why he could be facing a longer sentence.
He has already spent nine years in jail for his previous convictions.