Sheila Howard (pictured) is behind bars at a Clayton County, Ga., jail and charged with shoplifting, criminal trespassing, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for allegedly using her 11-year-old granddaughter to help her steal at a local retailer. The pilfering, which amounted to $139, was all reportedly caught on tape, according to WSBTV.
Police documents indicate that Howard had been ordered to not go near the store because she had gotten caught shoplifting there on two previous occasions.
Instead of abiding the restriction, Howard risked entering its premises, but this go-round, she was accompanied by her 11-year-old granddaughter in order to shoplift.
According to authorities, Howard put her stolen items in to a baby bag — but didn’t realize that she was being filmed.
Earlier this week, when Howard faced a judge, she said that she was unemployed, but the presiding judge, who failed to lend a sympathetic ear, criticized Howard for involving her grandchild in her activities and also mentioned that she should have never entered the store in the first place due to her barring.
The miffed magistrate then socked Howard with a $9,000 bond and ordered her to not only stay away from the retail store but from her granddaughter as well.
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