What are we teaching the children?

A 26 year old woman had four kids, one age 14 and three under the age of 10. And she took them shopping.

A consignment gallery noticed that they had jewelry missing, and after an unsuccessful search for it, they turned to the store’s surveillance video.

On the video, they reportedly saw a woman open a display case, point to a piece of jewelry, and direct two children to pick up the jewelry, and pocket it. The store states that over $2,000 worth of jewelry is missing, ranging from some more valuable jewelry to some costume jewelry. It is thought that the children’s small size prevented the clerks from noticing them behind the display cases.

Surveillance video also allegedly showed an older woman stuffing items in her shirt. It is thought that she may be the grandmother of the children, but police have not confirmed that.

Police say that after video from the surveillance camera was shown in the media, the ‘mother’ came forward. Police believe that all four of the children were involved in the crime. The ‘mother’ was not taken into custody, as at the time that she came forward, the arrest warrant was not ready. The woman has promised to return after it is prepared.

Media has spoken with a woman who may be the grandmother of the children. She denies that they were shoplifting. Instead she says they were shopping, and that the children began ‘misbehaving’. She alleges that the mother was not directing the children to take the jewelry, but instead was directing them to put the jewelry back. She admitted that her daughter did take a ring, but says that she did not realize it, until they saw it on the video. The woman denies shoplifing herself.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2006/08/09/woman_surrenders_in_child_shoplifting_case/

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2006/08/10/police_say_mother_supervised_childrens_thefts/

http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/08/09/ap2939044.html

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4 Comments

  1. soobs said,

    August 10, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    Sounds like gypsies. That’s their M.O. And the 25 year old mother has a 14 year old child??? :::sigh::::

  2. August 10, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    LOL, my first thought when I read this was about the gypsies also. You are always so good at picking up on the fact of the ‘mother’ being so young to have that age child.

  3. soobs said,

    August 11, 2006 at 2:26 am

    Terribly young. Not so surprising, unfortunately.

  4. Beej said,

    August 11, 2006 at 5:21 am

    Decent, law-abiding, honest people want to immigrate to this country and become citizens.

    Let’s strip the citizenship of low-life scum and kick them out of the U.S., like the adults in this case.

    Those children should be made wards of the Court and never return to that disgusting “family” of sociopaths.


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