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Three accused of using children to shoplift at Boardman Walmart

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Police arrested three adults from Youngstown on Wednesday for allegedly using three children to help them shoplift at a Boardman Walmart.

22-year-old Charles Lynch, 30-year-old Teondrea Waller, and 22-year-old Aveante King all now face charges of theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

Boardman officers were called to the Walmart on Doral Drive after receiving reports that the three adults had stolen several dozen items.

According to the police report, the adults, alongside three young children, walked around the store concealing items inside their purses.

Police say the suspects then purchased certain items at the self-checkout line and placed others directly into bags without scanning them.

Walmart employees detained the suspects as they tried to exit the store with what police say were 84 items worth $501.13.

The adults were arrested and taken to the Boardman police department.  

The children, aged seven, eight, and fifteen, were turned over to a family member.

King and Lynch were charged and released on court summons.

Waller, however, was taken to the Campbell Police Department on an active warrant for a traffic violation.

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