Woman accused of sending kid to steal package ID'd
DELTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Deputies say a 20-year-old Deltona woman was arrested after telling a child to steal a package from a porch.
Investigators say the 6-year-old boy was caught on surveillance taking the package from the home on Monday.
“I think everybody rubbed their eyes and said, ‘Are we really seeing what we’re seeing,’” said Volusia Co. Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
He says the Deltona homeowner contacted deputies after watching his security video.
“The whole investigation focused on let’s find out who’s in that car because clearly they’re using a young kid to go out and commit theft,” Chitwood explained.
Deputies say after tracking down the car, they arrested 20-year-old Santana Lindsey. They say she was supposed to be taking care of the boy.
The sheriff’s office says Lindsey is being charged with principal to burglary, child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.