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Clayton mom convicted of thefts with adult daughters

Posted April 2, 2009 6:01 a.m. EDT
Updated April 2, 2009 12:57 p.m. EDT

— A North Carolina woman has been convicted on charges of taking more than 200 DVDs from a store during a shoplifting trip with her adult daughters.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Cheryl Dexter, 41, of Clayton was convicted of felony larceny on Wednesday for taking the DVDs worth about $4,000 from a Wal-Mart in Holly Springs last year.

The newspaper reported that Heather Dexter, 22, pleaded guilty to a felony larceny count in August for the same incident and in November reported for a prison sentence of more than five months.

Nicky Dexter, 24, was awaiting trial.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said parents and children work together in crimes from time to time, but police don't track such cases.

All three women have been put on probation for shoplifting and larceny in several counties during the past year, according to state Department of Correction records.

On March 11, Cheryl Dexter got probation for larceny in Sampson County, following sentence of probation for felony larceny in Wake County in October 2008. She also had a 1997 conviction for forgery in Wayne County.

Heather was convicted of larceny in Wilson County and placed on probation in July 2007, according to DOC records.

Nicky Dexter has the most extensive record and has been placed on probation for eight convictions in Wayne and Johnston counties since May 2007. Her convictions include shoplifting, larceny, drug offenses and driving with a revoked license.