Mom charged with stashing $143 of stolen merchandise in daughter’s backpacks



CARLISLE, Pa. (WPMT)-A Carlisle woman is facing charges after police say she stole items from Walmart and concealed them in her 5 and 7 year-old daughter’s backpacks.

Takeshia Wright, 27, is charged with retail theft and corruption of minors.

The incident happened Friday at Walmart along the first block of Noble Boulevard in Carlisle.

According to police reports, Wright stole $143 in clothing and school supplies and left the store without paying for it. She allegedly concealed the merchandise in her daughter’s backpacks.

Wright was stopped and taken into custody.  The children were placed with a relative.

Wright was taken to Cumberland County Booking Center for processing and later released.