For Shame! Three Women Caught Stealing Toys from Needy Children

Deandra Cooke (pictured left), 18; Lacinda Granado-Overton (pictured center), 25; and Tarica Wright (pictured right), 26,

*Look, we get it. It’s Christmas time and everybody doesn’t have the extra money to buy gifts for the family. But to go out and steal gifts meant for needy children from a donation box? Uh-uh. Not good! And the three women pictured above need their butt kicked.

Yeah, I said it!

What they did is downright wrong! And now they’re being charged with felony theft by the Aledo, Illinois police department – who says they stole toys from a donation box earmarked for needy children, according to WQAD 8.

The theft reportedly happened on Sunday evening at an Aledo Walmart where a Toys for Needy Kids program was being spearheaded by Aledo Jaycees, an organization that serves the local community through charity and organized events. Each Christmas, the organization provides toys for some 300 needy children in the community.

As if stealing from needy kids wasn’t enough, one of the women, Granado-Overton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while her license was revoked.  The 25-year-old woman had just been paroled from the county jail days earlier on another alleged retail theft charge.

And Wright was also slapped with an obstruction of justice charge and faced a previous warrant for yet another theft charge in a nearby county.

Cooke, too, has a theft case pending in Scott County that was filed earlier this year.

The trio of women are being held in a Mercer County Jail while awaiting arraignment.

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