If you follow some media reports, you may well see that 'some' celebrities make a regular issue or habit of obtaining goods via 'spare of the moments' none payment. They eventually become well known to the shops and stores involved, and in most cases, a cheque or credit card solves the problem, and the police never become involved. Due to their 'celebrity' status, the companies involved never seem to ban these people, not like they do with other members of the public 'that require treatment'.
With reference to the Forum Editor's comments about Lady Isobel Barnett. I knew her personally as I did her husband Geoffrey. What was reported, and what was actual fact differed slightly?.