Two shoplifters abandoned a cart with stolen items—and an infant boy—after being confronted by store employees at Wegmans Sunday, Cherry Hill Police said.
Kristi Kline, 24, of Wilmington, DE, and Christine Frater, 30, of Carlisle, PA, were concealing merchandise in a cart that also held Kline's 8-month-old son, police said, but ditched the cart and the baby at the store entrance when stopped around 7 p.m.
Both women were caught in the parking lot by Cherry Hill officers just moments later, police said, and both had drugs on them at the time.
Kline, Frater and the infant were all taken to police headquarters; the boy was turned over to a family member while both women were processed, police said.
Frater was charged with shoplifting, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of stolen property, and was released on a summons pending an Oct. 16 court date.
Kline was charged with shoplifting, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe and receiving stolen property, and was taken to the Camden County Jail in lieu of bail.