Crime most certainly pays. Ask any thief. The thief is the most versatile criminal class, capable of any skulduggery and sham. For thiefly skills, a high Agility is essential, and Intelligence and Speed are also very important. A freelance thief may find the tide of the law overwhelming, but a member of the Thieves Guild will have evened the odds. Of course, working against the odds is often the very spice the thief desires.