Same here. Well I don't know them, but there are photos of a woman and her daughter in the staff room of the place I work, and apparently the woman use to get her little girl to steal from there. They got caught and are obviously banned now though so I've never seen it.
This has happened at my store, this lady comes in with this little girl. The little girl steals stuff and sticks in in her purse. When they get busted and the cops show up both say the little girl was doing it. Then the lady goes free and the little girl goes back to her parents.
See the lady can't get busted because the little girl is a minor. We've stopped em twice and the cops won't do anything about it but kick them out and call the girl's parents.
Of course the lady in the article was the mother of some of these kids so if they're minors she can be held responsible for their actions.