Woman with 2-year-old accused of trying to steal baby monitor

A Trenton, S.C., woman – with her 2-year-old daughter in tow – was arrested at the North Augusta Walmart on Wednesday after being accused of trying to steal a baby monitor, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report.

Letahja Stephens was seen taking the $230 baby monitor off a shelf inside the store and placing it in an empty Walmart bag before trying to leave, according to the report. She was stopped by one of the store’s loss prevention employees and held until a public safety officer could arrive. Stephens admitted to the theft and was arrested, and her daughter was turned over to a friend who came to the store, according to the report.

Stephens was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center, where she is being held on a shoplifting charge.