Women accused of conning teens to shoplift - CBS46 News

Women accused of conning teens to shoplift

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Gwininett County police have charged two women with luring a pair of teens to a local mall then ordering them to shoplift.

Kallisha Weems and Jawanna Mobley allegedly picked up two boys, ages 13 and 15, in Atlanta and told them they would buy them clothes.

Police said the pair took the teens to the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Weems and Mobley allegedly told the boys to shoplift for them at Macy's, Belk and another store. 

"It's some type of elaborate plan the ladies put together with these kids," said Cpl. Edwin Ritter. "They chose the items that they wanted. They put it into the dressing room. Once they were inside the dressing room, they left and left the merchandise behind and told these kids where to get these items."

Ritter said the teens left the mall and went to a car where Weems and Mobley were waiting.  Police said they found the stolen items inside the vehicle.

"You have teenagers, they're boys," said Ritter. "They're out gallivanting around and something like this happens. You still have to be very cognizant of your children. You have to know where they're at. You have to have an eye on them. It's your responsibility to know where they are at all times." 

The women are facing charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and shoplifting. The teens were returned to their families and have not been charged.

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