Judge makes couple display "We are thieves" sign

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston couple convicted of theft must display signs, outside home and near a mall, saying they are thieves.

Prosecutors on Friday announced Eloise Guerrero Mireles and Daniel Domingo Mireles were sentenced to 10 years of probation.

She is a former administrative assistant in the Harris County District Attorney's Office who on Thursday was ordered, by Judge Kevin Fine, to repay more than $265,000 diverted from crime victims. She must also serve 180 days in prison, followed by one month in jail annually, for six years. Daniel Mireles also must pay restitution and every July, for six years, must be in jail.

DA's spokeswoman Donna Hawkins says the wife, when freed, must hold a sign in the Galleria area every Sunday, for six years, indicating she is a thief. The husband, when freed, must display a thief sign every Saturday during the period.

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