A Phoenix mom is behind bars after Phoenix Police say that she used her 11 year-old son to shoplift from a Walmart store.
Joann Thomas was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on charges of shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say she stole more than $300 worth of merchandise from the Walmart near 35th Avenue and Southern by concealing the stolen items in a baby carrier. Her 11 year-old son was reportedly by her side the whole time and also helped steal items.
Court records show that Thomas was previously arrested for shoplifting in the past five years.
Police: Valley mom used son to shoplift from Phoenix WalmartMore>>