It's like a white-collar Jean Valjean who has a job, but is still so poor that he has to steal energy bars in order to feed his family. He is hunted down relentlessly by coworker Javert.
~Office Lackey Jack
The thief helped the lunch owner dodge the TB bullet. They should be thanking them. :-)
Also, I can't imagine how serial lunch thieves wouldn't expect to contract a communicable disease eventually. Sooner or later their crimes will catch up to them.