Sandra Mendez Ortega, 19, was convicted of a crime but a jury paid her $60 fine after feeling sorry for her. (Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office )
A Virginia woman was outraged after the maid she hired stole $5,000 worth of jewelry from her home and then the jury chipped in to pay for the woman’s fine after convicting her of theft.
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Sandra Mendez Ortega, 19, who is in the country illegally, was convicted of felony grand larceny for stealing three rings on Dec. 8 by a jury at Fairfax County court. Instead of jail time, the jury sentenced her to a $60 fine.
A sympathetic jury for the teenager, who is pregnant with her second child, and pulled
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