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Police: Raleigh mom had son shoplift beer, diapers

Posted July 22, 2014

Suzanne Chavis

— A Raleigh woman was arrested Monday after she got her 12-year-old son to shoplift from a Walmart in Garner, authorities said.

Suzanne Chavis, 36, of 2410 Hill St., was charged with misdemeanor larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Garner police were called to the Walmart at 4500 Fayetteville Road on Monday afternoon and found that Chavis told her son to put clothes in a backpack and beer and diapers in a shopping cart, said Chris Clayton, spokesman for the Town of Garner. The boy was then told to put the backpack on and push the cart out of the store, Clayton said.

Chavis had three other children with her at the time, Clayton said.


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  • I-Defy Jul 23, 2014

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    It's pretty hard since bleeding hearts thoughts are so inane and scattered its hard to make any sense of them because they are muddied by emotion and liberal guilt. But as you can see with our subject though, she is truly guilty but you can tell she doesnt think she is.

  • beaupeep Jul 23, 2014

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    I can also notice an absence of shame, remorse or embarrassment.

  • Amy Macon Jul 23, 2014
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    Another fine member of society! Wonder what she plans to teach her other 3 children?

  • same ole story Jul 23, 2014

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    typical "It wasn't me syndrome!" I can't afford these kids but I can afford $100 for this exotic creature thing that died on my head. make sure you update that picture of the kid so the police will be able to find him in the near future when the have an A.P.B. out for his arrest..... SOCIAL SERVICES NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS "MOM OF THE YEAR" .

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jul 23, 2014

    Two or three years from now he'll be back in the news for other crimes but it will be society's fault, not the sorry ace "mother" that taught him to steal before he was even a teenager

  • sinenomine Jul 23, 2014

    "You [can] tell by the look in her eyes she feels she is 100% entitled." - I-DEFY

    Truly? Just from looking at her picture?


    How about holding your computer or cell phone to your forehead right now, I-DEFY, and see if you can tell what I'm thinking.

  • DURHAMBULL Jul 23, 2014

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    This guy? By guy you mean the 12 yr old boy doing waht his mother told him too? Yes I have all the sympathy in the world for him.

  • I-Defy Jul 23, 2014

    You tell by the look in her eyes she feels she is 100% entitled.

  • itsbetteronthebeach Jul 22, 2014

    Seriously? She paid someone to do whatever that is on her head, but has to steal clothes and diapers? Nice priorities. I feel so bad for those kids.

  • Christopher Byrne Jul 22, 2014
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    I feel so badly for them.