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Police: Pregnant woman arrested for baby formula theft
SCHENECTADY - A Schenectady woman was arrested when a shoplifting complaint turned into drug charges.
State Police say Christel McGuire, who admitted to police that she was 7 months pregnant, was seen on camera putting cans of formula into her bag and left the store without paying.
After arresting her for petit larceny, she was found to be in possession of 2 used hypodermic needles. McGuire admitted to using heroin that morning.
Police also found she was wanted on outstanding warrants in Schenectady and Rotterdam.
She was arraigned and sent to the Schenectady County Jail pending bail.