Police: Mom Uses Child As “Look Out” While Shoplifting

Leanna-Maretta-Becerra-Llams-mugPolice say a mother used her 14 year-old daughter as a “look out” while she shoplifted merchandise.

Officers responded to Wal-Mart on North Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield Monday night after a loss prevention officer for the business reportedly saw 31 year-old Leanna Maretta Becerra-Llams of Smithfield conceal merchandise valued at $89.50.

Police allege Becerra-Llams attempted to use her 14 year-old daughter to watch to make sure other people did not see the alleged shoplifting.  Police said the mother and daughter were not successful.

The items were returned to Wal-Mart.  The mother was charge with larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.  She was released from custody pending a May 9th court appearance.