This is something that I have been pondering for some time.
If someone breaks into your home or car or shed and nicks your stuff, they are an honest thief.
They do not know you, it is totally impersonal to them (OK it may not be impersonal if they nick grandma's wedding ring, but they dont know that.
These men or women, if caught, get the full weight of the law.
But what about the person you may invite into your home, have a cup of tea with, you make eye contact, you talk with.
You may make deal with them to your mutual satisfaction, you may give them something (understanding that it is to help them, not make a profit from.)
And then these people screw you (legaly) is this sort of betrayal not worse than an impartial person just nicking some stuff?
These sort of people have committed no crime, yet the emotional pain(and sometimes financial pain) is often worse than that inflicted by the "honest thief"
Think about it