Charges Filed in Case of Boys Used to Steal Credit Cards

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BEREA, Ohio — A woman who allegedly used young boys to steal credit cards has been arrested and charged.

On Wednesday, Alicia Robinson pleaded not guilty to theft and misuse of credit cards in Berea Municipal Court.

She is also charged with taking the ID of another.  She will be charged at the county level for that felony.

Police said Robinson was one of the women seen on surveillance video captured at the Painted Penguin in South Park Mall in Strongsville last month.

In it, a woman was seen distracting the clerk while another woman signaled to a small boy, who then crawled behind the counter and took the clerk’s purse out of her wallet.

Police said the credit cards were used to buy an iPad and gift cards about 30 minutes later.

It was not clear what relationship Robinson had with the other people in the video.

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