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Female Shoplifting Suspects Leave Infant Behind In Cherry Hill

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By Steve Beck

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — Two female shoplifting suspects left behind a infant after being confronted by security at a Cherry Hill store, police said.

The incident happened at about 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wegmans Food Market on Route 70.

According to investigators, two females stole merchandise while inside the store and were confronted by loss prevention staff when they tried to leave.

Authorities say 24-year-old Kristi Kline and 30-year-old Christine Frater ran from the store and left behind Kline’s eight-month-old son, along with the stolen merchandise, inside a shopping cart.

Officers from the Cherry Hill Police Department arrived and took Kline and Frater into custody in the Wegmans parking lot.

Kline, of Wilmington, Delaware, has been charged with Shoplifting, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Receiving Stolen Property. She was remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of bail.

Frater, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been charged with Shoplifting, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Stolen Property. She was released on complaint summonses pending a court date on October 16th.

Kline’s infant son is in the custody of a family member.

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