Joe Biden’s niece pleads guilty to stealing borrowed credit card and going on $100,000 shopping spree

If you want to know a man’s character, look at his family.

The niece of former Vice President Joe Biden paid over $100,000 in court-ordered restitution on Friday, as part of an arrangement to avoid jail time for a six-figure shopping spree with a stolen credit card.

Biden, 30, accepted the deal under which she paid back $110,810.04 after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the Manhattan Supreme Court, the New York Post reports.

The former vice president’s niece was sentenced to two years’ probation back in June. The court agreed to drop the grand larceny charge against Biden and allow her to re-plead to petit larceny after she does 10 days of community service.

Biden’s recent skirt with the law stems from a 2015 incident in which she asked to borrow an unidentified man’s credit card for a $672 purchase at Manhattan’s Bigelow Apothecaries on Sixth Avenue.

She vastly exceeded that amount, charging the card with a total of $110,810.04. Biden was arrested in May 2017, and charged with grand and petit larceny.

Caroline Biden. (Photo: Facebook).

This wasn’t the first time Joe Biden’s niece managed to escape jail. In 2013, the 30-year-old, who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, got into a physical confrontation with her roommate over the rent.

Biden ended up hitting a police officer and was arrested on charges of harassment, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.

“I shouldn’t be handcuffed!” she said at the time of her arrest, according to court documents. “You don’t know who you’re doing this to.”

She stayed at a Delray Beach, Florida rehab center for three months longer than originally intended.

Former Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images).

Ultimately, Biden walked free when the court ordered her charges dropped as long as she kept out of trouble.

Apparently, being the relative of a Democratic politician has its perks. So much for “blind justice.”

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Luis Miguel

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Luis Miguel is a South Florida-based writer covering politics, society, and culture.
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