Ten-year-old daughter helps mother shoplift from Home Goods
A New Haven woman was arrested for larceny in the sixth degree and risk of injury to a minor at the Trumbull Police Department at 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Police said that Kayhla Bozeman, 52, of New Haven was caught shoplifting from the Home Goods at the Hawley Lane Mall with her 10-year-old daughter earlier that afternoon.
According to a report, Bozeman and the girl were observed switching price tags in the store before eventually buying two items at a discounted price — a ceramic trash can and tissue holder.
Police said the daughter was seen scratching off the original price tag on the trash can before Bozeman placed a discounted, clearance sticker on it.
The trash can cost $29.99 originally and was purchased for $12, the report said, and the tissue holder was on sale for $16.99 before being marked down for $7.
Bozeman tried leaving the store after buying the two items but was stopped by a security guard. The report said she pushed the guard out of the way and drove away in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
However, Bozeman had entered the store with a third female who she had left behind. Police said the third woman helped locate Bozeman and convinced her to turn herself in on the charges.
Police said the suspect was charged with risk of injury because she actively had her daughter commit the crime of replacing the price tags.
She was processed and released with a scheduled court appearance on Monday, May 2.