Mom accused of using kids to steal Halloween candy from store | Crime
Instead of going door-to-door, Jonesboro police say one woman had her kids go from aisle-to-aisle stealing Halloween candy from a local store.
Porsche Chew, 30, is charged with shoplifting $1,000 or less and contributing to the delinquency of a minor/adult encourages minor to commit crime.
She was arrested Wednesday night after police say she and her two young children stole a roll of paper towels and an unknown amount of Halloween candy from Kroger, 1525 S. Caraway.
According to the initial police report, while Chew walked around the store her two small children filled a cart with candy then went to the exit door to wait for her.
Police say Chew was caught on store surveillance video walking out of the exit door then over to the entrance door to activate the motion sensor.
Once the door opened, she was seen grabbing the shopping cart and running out of the store with the children and leaving in a silver car, the report stated.
When police went to her home in the 100-block of Daybreak, Chew reportedly admitted to going to Kroger; but, she said the only thing she got was a roll of paper towels.
She told officers she couldn’t remember if she paid for them or not.
While speaking to Chew, Officer Keri Varner reported seeing a “Kroger bag sitting on the table with 4-5 different large bags of Halloween candy.”
When asked about the candy, Chew reportedly denied getting it.
Chew was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.
While en route to jail, Varner stated Chew “kept saying that we could go back to her house and get all the candy and other things from her house.”
Chew is currently free on $2,020 surety bond.
Her children were turned over to friends, the reported stated.
The paper towels were returned to the store.
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