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Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley, appeared in San Francisco Superior Court to enter her plea after the judge reduced the charge against her from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Hayashi was arrested on Oct. 23 after surveillance cameras at the Neiman Marcus store at Union Square showed her walking out the doors with unpurchased merchandise in her shopping bag. She was accused of stealing nearly $2,500 worth of clothing, including leather pants.
After the plea, she was immediately sentenced to three years of probation, ordered to pay $180 in fines and court costs, and told to stay at least 50 feet away from the Neiman Marcus store.
Shortly after her arrest, a spokesman for Hayashi had explained that she was distracted by a cellphone call and forgot to pay for the merchandise.
Her attorney, Dennis Rappaport, said Friday that Hayashi was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that contributed to the shoplifting incident.
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