Police: Mom uses 8 children to help her shoplift

- A mom from Orlando was hauled off to jail after a trip to Walmart. Orlando Police say 34-year-old Shanteria Baker took her eight kids to Walmart and had all of the children help her shoplift.

Investigators say Baker's children range in age from four to 18 years. Police say Walmart security "observed Baker along with each child make several selections of women's clothing, women's accessories, cosmetics and grocery items."

The kids placed the items into one cart while baker began to separate out the food items, according to her arrest affidavit. It also says that Baker had her kids pick out watches, take them out of their packaging and place the watches into backpacks they'd picked out. Baker paid for the backpacks, but not the watches according to her arrest affidavit.

OPD says Baker paid for some items, but when she and her family were stopped by store security on their way out the door, OPD says the family had over $1,000 worth of merchandise they never paid for. 
 
Baker has been charged with one count of grand theft third degree and seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  If Baker bonds out of jail, the judge ordered her to not contact her oldest child, the 18 year old. 
 

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