Madison police said a Madison woman who has been banned for life from Walmart now faces charges after using children to try to help her steal liquor from a West Side store.
The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday in the 7200 block of Watts Road, police said.
According to police, Shequilla Hollingsworth, 23, had enlisted three young girls -- ages 12, 13 and 14 -- to steal alcohol and other items from the Walmart on Watts Road.
A police spokesman said store employees said the group brought two large bags with them and stole two other bags while in Walmart.
The group then proceeded to place more than $180 worth of vodka, tequila and other merchandise inside the bags, according to police.
Store security stopped them before they could leave the store Monday night.
The woman reportedly gave a false name to police. Her true identity was revealed when she was booked at the Dane County Jail.