LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman accused of spending the night in a 24-hour Walmart with her three young children and leaving with more than $500 in stolen merchandise has been sentenced to two to five years in state prison.

Prosecutors in Lancaster County said 42-year-old Heather DeFreitas was sentenced after pleading guilty last week to retail theft and corruption of minors.

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Police in East Lampeter Township said DeFreitas spent hours in the store in March 2014, filling three carts with items and stuffing more into two purses.

Detectives said the children – aged 3, 6 and 7 – spent most of the time sleeping in a shopping cart.

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Police allege that when she left, she had her daughter push a cart from the store while carrying one of the stuffed purses.

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