Colonial Regional Police say a Lower Nazareth woman stole from a township department store Saturday, and then left her 11-year-old daughter behind.
Stacee Banko, 32, of the 300 block of Township Line Road, is charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property. She is a teacher in the Nazareth School District.
According to court records, Banko was at the Kohl's store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center when store security spotted her taking a shopping bag, loading it up with merchandise, and then leaving the store.
Police say Banko's daughter was with her at the time, unaware that her mother was stealing, or that she had left.
Banko was arraigned before on-duty District Judge Gay Elwell in Easton. She was free on $10,000 unsecured bail.