Police: Mom arrested after instructing children to steal

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico woman faces nine counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor following an incident that happened Sunday evening.

Henrico Police arrested Christine W. Shannon-Ingram, 34, of the 1000 block of Jamestown Avenue. She's accused of taking her infant son, and four girls, ages 11, 11, 14, and 14, into the Target on the 4500 block of S. Laburnum Avenue. Police say she and the juveniles stole several items at her direction.

In addition to the nine counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Shannon-Ingram faces two larceny charges.

The 4500 block of S. Laburnum Ave. is the site of the popular White Oak Village shopping center in Eastern Henrico. Police say three of the four girls were also charged with larceny. Their names were not released because they are underage.

A manager at the Target was unable to comment, nor was there anyone home at Shannon-Ingram's home. A police spokesman was unable to provide additional details.

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