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Police: Sisters used toddler in shoplifting scheme

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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Two sisters face numerous charges after they allegedly shoplifted several items at a central New Jersey mall by stashing the merchandise in bags placed under a toddler's stroller.

Freehold Township police tell the Asbury Park Press that 23-year-old Shamecca Whitfield and her 20-year-old sister, Shamera Whitfield, both of Brick Township, were arrested Friday in Eatontown on unrelated charges. Bail for each sister was set at $180,100, and it wasn't known Saturday if either woman had retained an attorney.

Police say the sisters fled from a Freehold Raceway Mall store around 4 p.m. Thursday and crashed their vehicle into two other parked vehicles as they drove off.

No injuries were reported.

The two face numerous charges, including shoplifting more than $500 worth of merchandise, robbery, criminal mischief and child endangerment.


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