In her mitigation, she had claimed that she committed the offence as the family was in financial difficulties. No mention on what her husband was working as. With 5 children, and the wife herself not in a job, then financial difficulty is not that unexpected. Maybe more can be done to help the family financial wise. Were they even told where to get help? Desperate, with no help on the horizon, is it any wonder that the housewife was forced to commit the crimes that she did?