A 26-year-old woman tried to steal more than $800 in clothing and other merchandise from Kohl's department store Monday night by using her 7-year-old daughter in the scheme to avoid paying, police said.
Yazmin Hechavarria, of French Street in Bridgeport, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 21 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
According to the report, Hechavarria was seen taking price tags off merchandise from the children's and jewelry departments. She put a new pair of boots and a jacket on her daughter, and also gave her a Barbie doll, police said. Hechavarria paid for about $200 worth of items, but tried to leave the store with another $862 worth of unpaid merchandise, including the clothes her daughter was wearing, according to the report.
The state Department of Children and Families was notified.