Albuquerque mom arrested for shoplifting during tax free weekend

Posted at: 08/02/2014 5:24 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

While parents used the tax free weekend to get their kids ready for back to school, one mother is accused of stealing stuff for her kid.

Police say Raquel Kewannytewa was with her 8-year-old and another mother at JcPenney at Cottonwood Mall Friday.

Store security told police the women were putting shoes in their shopping bag.

Court documents show when the women were finally caught, they had 16 shirts, two pairs of jeans and ten pairs of shoes.

Both women reportedly told police they stole the stuff because they didn't have money to get their kids what they need for school.