A Meriden woman is accused of using her 12-year-old son to help her shoplift from a local grocery store.
Meriden police said Erica Maisonet shoplifted from Stop & Shop Saturday by putting items into a bag that her 12-year-old son was holding. She attempted to shoplift $700-worth of merchandise, police said.
Maisonet was stopped when the store alarm went off as they were exiting the store. She was arrested and charged with larceny and risk of injury to a minor.