MERIDEN — A city woman faces charges after police said she used her 12-year-old son to steal more than $700 worth of items from the Broad Street Stop & Shop on Saturday.
Erica Maisonet, 32, of 36 Cricket Drive, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor.
Police responded to Stop and Shop, 485 Broad St., around 1 p.m. for a report of shoplifting. Officers reported that Maisonet placed merchandise in a bag that she gave to her 12-year-old son along with an old receipt, said Sgt. Darrin McKay.
Store security stopped the boy as he tried to leave the store, McKay said. The merchandise was valued at $724.
Maisonet was released after posting $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 1. The Department of Children and Families was notified about the incident.
– Lauren Sellew