January 27, 2009
Latoya Bradley - Florida Woman Arrested After Teaching Child How To Shoplift. Fled The Scene Leaving Children Behind
Latoya Bradley Lee County Booking History
Lehigh Acres, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Latoya Denise Bradley, a 24-year-old Lehigh Acres woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly teaching four children how to shoplift clothing-then fleeing the scene when they were caught.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Bradley took four children shopping at a Wal-Mart retail store located on Lee Blvd.
Upon entering the store, investigators say Bradley placed three children into a shopping cart while a 12-year-old girl walked along-side them.
Store security personnel watched Bradley as she showed the 12-year-old how to discreetly take baby clothes off the rack and hide them under the three children inside the cart. Bradley then watched from a distance while the 12-year-old attempted to wheel the children and merchandise out of the store without paying for the items.
When store security stopped the children from leaving, Bradley allegedly fled the scene, leaving the four children behind. The children, two of which are Bradley's, were held inside the store security office until Lee County Deputies arrived.
Deputies took statements from the children and then tracked Bradley to her home, where she was taken into custody. Authorities also recovered 17 items with a total retail value of $49.
Bradley was booked into the Lee County Jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, felony cruelty toward a child and petit larceny.
Bradley seems to have been at this a number of times before. Her priors include a misdemeanor charge of larceny theft, two felony charges of larceny theft and aggravated battery.
She is also now under investigation by child services. This is a second go-around for her on that action as well.
The Weekly Vice
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