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Couple Charged For Forcing Minor To Shoplift

Last updated on Saturday, July 18, 2009

(ANDERSON) - An Anderson couple, who police say tried to steal from Kmart with the help of a minor, has landed themselves behind bars.

John Niccum and Destiny Carter are accused of loading up stolen goods, stuffing them inside a stolen purse and then telling the 12 year old to walk out with it.

Carter is also in trouble for allegedly pushing nearly $400 in stolen items from the store in a shopping cart.

Police foiled the trio's operation after the girl scuffled with the store's loss prevention officers.

Niccum and Carter face a conversion charge, plus a charge for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Their in jail on $5,000 bond.

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