Convicted thief begins humilitating sentence

HOUSTON Daniel Mireles walked back and forth on Westheimer in front of the Galleria holding a sign. It read, "I am a thief. I stole $250,000 from the Harris County crime victim's fund. Daniel Mireles."

A judge ordered the public humiliation as part of Mireles' sentence.

"I've been stopped by two gentlemen who don't approve of me walking the street. This block right here," he said. "They don't approve of what I did, but they don't approve of this."

Mireles must stand at the intersection for five hours every weekend for the next six years. His wife Eloise, a former county employee, was also convicted of theft in July. She'll serve the same public punishment once she gets out of jail.

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