Mea culpa. That's Latin for I'm guilty or I'm to blame.
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The good thief
Berlin — A remorseful thief sent $600 (23,400 baht) worth of stolen goods to the police and asked they be returned to their rightful owners, German authorities said on Thursday.
Police in the southern town of Darmstadt said the thief sent them a letter signed " mea culpa ", listing the return address as Ehrlichstrasse (Honest street) in apologising for the theft of $608 worth of CDs, cosmetics and other goods. A police spokesman said the contrite perpetrator had supplied the addresses of the shops plundered and enclosed personal letters of apology to the respective managers. — Reuters
>Remorseful/contrite: feeling very sorry for something bad that you have done
>mea culpa: a formal admission that you have done something wrong
>perpetrator: a person who does something wrong or evil
>plunder: to steal