Howland mom accused of shoplifting pastries, feminine products with kids
A Howland woman was booked into the Trumbull County jail after investigators say she went shoplifting with her two daughters, aged 9 and 13.
Crissy Wortman, 39, was arraigned Friday in Warren Municipal Court on two counts of child endangering and one count of petty theft
According to a police report, a surveillance video shows Wortman handing items to her daughters and placing store items in her purse at the Country Fair on Niles Cortland Road.
Investigators say Wortman took pastries and feminine hygiene products worth about $48.
Charges weren’t filed until police could review surveillance video and speak with a prosecutor.
A warrant was issued for Wortman who was arrested Thursday at a Warren home by police investigating a complaint about people with guns who were having an argument.
This isn’t Wortman’s first brush with the law.
In 2015 Wortman was sentenced a one year in prison following a conviction on charges of illegal assembly or possession for the manufacture of drugs, and drug possession.
In 2010 a Trumbull County Judge sentenced Wortman to 90 days in jail for petty theft after pleading down from an indicted charge of grand theft auto.
The next court hearing for Wortman is scheduled for March.