Police: Mom told daughter, 9, to steal packages

Police working to identify other package theft victims in Milwaukie area

Mary Palmer-Correa, 49, was arrested for reportedly instructing her daughter to steal packages. (Milwaukie PD)
Mary Palmer-Correa, 49, was arrested for reportedly instructing her daughter to steal packages. (Milwaukie PD)

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN) — A 49-year-old woman was arrested for reportedly instructing her daughter to steal numerous packages from homes in the Milwaukie-Clackamas County area.

Mary Palmer-Correa was taken into custody at her Oregon City home on Thursday after a Milwaukie resident reported a package theft, police said.

Some of the stolen items recovered in Mary Palmer-Correa's home. (Milwaukie PD)
Some of the stolen items recovered in Mary Palmer-Correa’s home. (Milwaukie PD)

Investigators determined Palmer-Correa told her 9-year-old daughter to steal packages while she waited in her car.

Numerous stolen items were recovered at the woman’s home including books, cups, pillows, a light set and TV wall mount, police said.

Palmer-Correa was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on charges of second-degree theft.

Some of the stolen items have been returned to their owners, but police still need help locating and identifying other victims. If you feel you are a victim please call Detective Cereghino at 503.786.7476 and reference case #15-5338.

The investigation is ongoing.

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