Maria C. Pintado, 33, of Howard Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged Saturday afternoon with shoplifting merchandise from Kohl's department store, 290 Tunxis Hill Road.

Police said Pintado, who had two children with her, concealed $167 worth of items and tried to leave the store.

She was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear Sept. 23 in Bridgeport Superior Court.