Corrupt dictators and thieving bureaucrats of the world, beware.
As for the Internet thieving the bona fide news reporters' hard-worked stories, "Back at ya!"
A novel dealing with, among many other interesting things, the aesthetics of thieving.
Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.
spread it thick