This really does seem like an April Fool, but was reported by The Guardian newspaper on 31 March so we must assume not…along with reports on the case since February.
A Supreme Court judge in Sweden was fined for shoplifting a Christmas ham and meatballs, among other items.
“The 67-year-old woman was caught by staff at a grocery store in central Stockholm a week before Christmas. “I have issued a fine regarding the crime petty theft, previously known as shoplifting,” the chief public prosecutor, Per Nichols, told Agence France-Presse.
The judge, who had served two decades on the bench, resigned in February when reports emerged that she was being investigated.”
Apart from its oddity value, we may guess that this story has a sad backstory – overwork is mentioned, for example. 😟