Parents used 10-year-old in shoplifting scheme, police say

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  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Aug. 16, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    Kids being used as the front men in dishonest heists are just victims of their parents. Such a sad thing to see a 10 year old being used like that.

    There are programs out there for parents who are not able to afford the school supplies. You just need to mention it to the schools' principals, and they can put you in touch with these programs.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    Aug. 15, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    Despicable. I used to work at Kmart, and one time a lady came in and bought a PS3, all the while going on about how she hoped she was getting the right thing, and that she hoped her kids would like it but she wasn't sure, etc. Well, 15 minutes later, I get a call from one of the managers who wanted me to come look at the "PS3" she'd just returned because her "kids wanted a Wii instead," but inside the box was a garbage PS2 that probably didn't even work, judging from the condition. She'd taken it out to her car, made the switch in front of her kids, and then tried to return it for a full refund. Luckily, they had held her at the front desk where she was pretending to be angry that we'd even question her honesty. The Loss Prevention guy had a heyday with her.