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Woman convicted of shoplifting with 13-year-old son
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Woman convicted of shoplifting with 13-year-old son

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- An Atlanta woman has been found guilty of recruiting her teenage son to help her shoplift at Cumberland Mall.

Last week, a Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced 34-year-old Kizzy Shekivus Jenkins to 10 years -- two in prison and the remainder on probation. It was her fourth shoplifting conviction.

The crime happened Dec. 20, 2013, at the mall's Macy's department store. Loss prevention officers watched as Jenkins' 13-year-old son picked up boxes of Chanel lotion, perfume and shower gel, while his mother took a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.

When the two tried to leave the store without paying for the items, the officers stopped them. Jenkins dropped the sunglasses and claimed her son took all the items, according to prosecutors.

"(Jenkins) showed a blatant disrespect for the property of others, and compounded that with a complete lack of conscience by trying to blame it all on her 13-year-old son," Cobb County ADA Julianna Peterson said in court.

The judge agreed, telling Jenkins her actions were "simply despicable."

As part of her sentence, Jenkins is forbidden from entering Cobb County except for probation meetings or court hearings. She must also have no contact with her children until DFCS completes a report.

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