Old Town woman took toddler son on shoplifting spree, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted July 13, 2012, at 8:14 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Old Town woman with two prior theft convictions went into Kohl’s department store last week with her 18-month-old son, entered the changing room with a number of items and came out empty-handed, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

“She came back out with her purse stuffed with the items,” the sergeant said. “They also found some prescription pills and such in her purse.”

Patricia Wood, 23, was arrested and charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking because of her prior convictions, as well as unlawful possession of two types of diverted prescription pills — Klonopin and Suboxone — and for two outstanding warrants.

“Her mom had to come take possession of the child when they took her to jail,” Edwards said.

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