Woman Accused of Using Young Niece to Steal a Phone

Greendale police say a Milwaukee woman, 17, had her young niece take a cell phone from a Southridge Mall store and was later arrested with other stolen goods.

A Milwaukee woman is accused of using her young niece to steal an employee's cell phone from Southridge Mall.

Triscilla T. Beckworth, 17, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $1,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 14, a manager at US Cellular inside Southridge saw Beckworth direct a young child to take an employee's cell phone, which was valued at $600.

The child took the cell phone and the two left the store. Beckworth later went to activate the phone and was then arrested by Greendale police officers. Beckworth told officers her niece took the phone from the store. At the time of the arrest, Beckworth was also carrying a large amount of stolen clothes from Aeropostale and stolen merchandise from Party City. She also has a pending retail theft case open in Waukesha County. Beckworth is out of custody and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Robert A November 03, 2012 at 12:14 AM
This seems to be a trend...let the innocent minor grab the stash and claim that "Oh I didn't know" Racial profiiling? If the shoe fits..............
P.J. November 03, 2012 at 12:44 AM
why dont these low-life people just go out and get a job like NORMAL & Decent people do and stop being such scum bags. Thats the problem today... to many young people want it NOW & GIVEN to them.. they dont want to work for it like the rest of us do. Just like all the rest of these type of people that use the system to get everything for free, while we go out and work, and they just keep sucking off the goverment. Even though they say.. well there are no jobs.. yes there is... even if its not the one you really want, which is probably a really easy one becuase they are used to sitting at home not doing a thing. Ya just wonder what this world is going to be like in another 10 years from now... hate to even think about it.
FL Born November 05, 2012 at 01:43 AM
This is what the Entitlement society has become! Did you know the tax payer gives $65,000 per person on welfare to cover all their benefits? Do you know how many people that work endless hours to provide for their families and go without the extras like nice cell phones, Salon nails, hair treatments, and designer clothes while their kids are in Daycare- that we pay for? Then treat themselves to a nice dinner out?? The working class are struggling just to keep up and the high gas prices effect the cost of food and supplies making it difficult to keep the same standard of living that they once did. Even with all this they raise their children to be decent respectful young citizens so they can go into the work force and pay their 'fair share' to society. We need to get back to self responsibility and get government out of the way! It doesn't work.
Donnell Carter November 21, 2012 at 05:28 PM
i know this bumm bitch and she still out here stealing. SHE GONNA BE AT SOUTHRIDGE FOR BLACK FRIDAY! JUST WATCH!
Sanshayla Brooks November 26, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Thief Mfa's can't even get out &work for shhhhit our generation so fucked up from Mfa's like her.


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