A Boone, Iowa woman has been accused of working alongside her three juvenile children to shoplift from a clothing store.
Melissa Sego was charged with aggravated theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was arrested at J.C. Penney in Ames after staff reported she and her three daughters tried to leave the store with merchandise hidden in purses. Sego attempted to physically force her way past staff.
Police say Sego and her three daughters acted together to steal the items. The girls have been charged with fifth-degree theft and referred to juvenile court.
Sego posted bond after her arrest. She is scheduled to appear in court on January 7th.