Impulsion irrésistible de voler.
ETYM Greek klepths thief + Eng. mania.
Uncontrollable desire to steal.
An irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive. Behavioral disorder characterized by an overpowering desire to possess articles for which one has no need. In kleptomania, as opposed to ordinary theft, there is no obvious need or use for what is stolen and sometimes the sufferer has no memory of the theft.