stickyfingered

sticky fingers

noun Informal.
a propensity to steal.

Origin:
1930–35

sticky-fingered [stik-ee-fing-gerd] , adjective
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  1. n.
    a tendency to steal. : Watch these young kids with sticky fingers who come in here “just looking.”
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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