Woman Allegedly Instructs Kid To Push Cart Of Stolen Merchandise Out Of Walmart

Over the years, we’ve reported on several incidents in which a parent or guardian has taken their child along on a shoplifting excursion: there was the Toys ‘R’ Us shoplifting spree, the women who left their baby in the store, and the mom who used her kid’s stroller as cover for a stolen sex toy. While we haven’t heard too many of these stories lately, it’s still happening: a Chicago woman reportedly had a child accompanying her take stolen goods out of a Walmart.

A Chicago woman was arrested on felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and retail theft for the Sept. 7 episode in which she instructed a child to push a shopping cart full of stolen merchandise outside a local Walmart store, Oak Lawn Patch reports.

According to prosecutors, the 21-year-old woman was observed allegedly putting about $400 worth of clothing and household items into a tote bag at the retailer.

After placing the bag in a cart, she reportedly instructed the minor to push it out of the store.

It’s unclear how, or if, the child pushing the cart was related to the woman.

The woman is currently being held on $100,000 bail, with a court hearing scheduled for later this month.

Patch reports this isn’t her first run in with theft, either. Prosecutors say she is currently on probation for a retail theft sentencing that took place in July.

Woman Told Kid to Push Cart of Stolen Merchandise Out of Walmart: Cops [Oak Lawn Patch]

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