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Baby left behind by female NJ shoplifting suspects confronted by security, report says

A Wegmans Food Market in Hunt Valley, Md.
Wegmans via CBS New York
(CBS) CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Police say two female shoplifting suspects left behind an infant after being confronted by security at a store in Cherry Hill, N.J. Sunday evening, reports CBS Philly.

Investigators say the two women stole merchandise while inside the Wegmans Food Market and were confronted by loss prevention staff when they tried to leave the store.

Authorities say 24-year-old Kristi Kline and 30-year-old Christine Frater ran from the store and left behind Kline's eight-month-old son, along with the stolen merchandise, in the process, reports the station.

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department responded to the scene and took Kline and Frater into custody in the store's parking lot.

Kline, of Wilmington, Del., is charged with shoplifting, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe and receiving stolen property. She was remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of bail, according to CBS Philly..

Frater, of Carlisle, Pa., is charged with shoplifting, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of stolen property. She was released on complaint summonses pending an Oct. 16 court date, the station reported.

Kline's infant son is reportedly in the custody of a family member.

  • Crimesider Staff

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