She's 10. We've had issues with her sneaking things and swiping things for the past couple of years, but nothing like this. She's taken money from us and her mom. Money from difficult child 2. She swipes makeup and cheap, gawdy earrings from us. Its been an on-going thing, not weekly, by any means, but I've been concerned. Today, her mom called me. Mom works on a packing line. easy child 2 had swiped one of her box cutters (a straight razor blade thing) and put it in her backpack to take to school. Mom wants easy child to pick her punishment. husband wants to make her come here and do physical labor. I want to call the sheriff and ask a deputy to come talk to her, and possibly take her to tour the jail. Anybody got any other ideas to throw in the mix? Let me add that mom refuses to take her to counseling and that easy child 2 has few friends, mostly because she's not a very good friend herself. "Things" are what's important to her, and she wants "things" so she'll be cool and liked (typical kid, I know, but she'll hang out with ANYONE who will tolerate her). She has no friends, but can't wait to have a cell phone, etc, cause the phone will bring the friends. Thoughts?