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Judge uses sentences to spur shame

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dougherty Superior Court Judge Loring Gray sometimes finds unusual ways to punish criminals and he makes sure the public knows it.

Instead of jail time, he ordered Jeffery Kruse, Junior to wear a sign around his neck reading "I'm A Thief".

For 8 hours Kruse must walk back and forth in front of the Dougherty County courthouse with the sign. He completed half that sentence Tuesday afternoon.

He was convicted of Theft By Taking for stealing more than $1,800 from JC Penney in Albany where he was a manager.

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