Eight Months For Stealing Cardamom Extract

Published October 4, 2012

A woman has been sentenced to eight months in prison after having repeatedly stolen cardamom and vanilla extract from stores, and violating her parole.
Morgunblaðið reports that the convicted in question was charged with shoplifting 10 bottles of vanilla extract, anti-perspirant, bras and underwear from the Hagkaup in Skeifan in November 2011.
This would be far from her first or last offence: she had stolen six bottles of vanilla extract from the same store last June, seven bottles of vanilla and cardamom extract from Hagkaup in Smáralind last July, and returned to the same store in August to steal eight more bottles of cardamom extract.
While these offences by themselves are not necessarily major, she was sentenced in March 2011 to 12 months in prison for theft. In October of the same year, she was released on parole. As the extract shoplifting occurred while on parole, she was subsequently sentenced in Reykjavík District Court to eight months in prison.
Cardamom and vanilla extract, among other extracts, are often mixed with soft drinks to create a cheap and powerful alcoholic beverage.



News
MP To Make Millions Off Fishing Bill

MP To Make Millions Off Fishing Bill

by

The wife of a Progressive MP stands to make millions from a bill her husband is partially responsible for crafting.

News
Artist Dumps Red Dye In Geyser

Artist Dumps Red Dye In Geyser

by

Tourists greeted with the sight of Strokkur erupting in a bright pink colour have apparently seen the latest work by

News
Unemployment Continues Yearly Decline

Unemployment Continues Yearly Decline

by

Unemployment in Iceland for the month of March is now at 4%, down by over 2% from this time last

News
Snoop Dogg! Playing A Gig In Iceland! This July!

Snoop Dogg! Playing A Gig In Iceland! This July!

by

International hip hop superstar and emissary of cool, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., aka. Snoop Dogg, is returning to Iceland to

News
Dagur Kári’s ‘Virgin Mountain’ Wins Top Prizes At Tribeca, Gunnar Jónsson Named Best Actor

Dagur Kári’s ‘Virgin Mountain’ Wins Top Prizes At Tribeca, Gunnar Jónsson Named Best Actor

by

Director Dagur Kári’s latest film, Virgin Mountain dominated New York’s Tribeca Film Festival last night, taking the prize for the festival’s world

News
It’s Birch-Tappin’ Time

It’s Birch-Tappin’ Time

by

That time of year is upon us again: when Icelandic birch trees will be tapped for the delicious and purportedly

Show Me More!