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Mom, Dad, Daughter Accused of Mega-Shoplifting

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CHICAGO (AP) - A father, mother and daughter from suburban Chicago are accused of shoplifting more than $7 million worth of items, sometimes whisking away toys and other stolen goods by concealing them in a skirt.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Wednesday that Secret Service agents arrested the trio at their Northbrook home after a recent shoplifting spree through Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.

Charged with interstate transportation of stolen property are 58-year-old Branko Bogdanov, 52-year-old Lela Bogdanov and their 34-year-old daughter Julia Bogdanov. They allegedly sold stolen robotic toys, baby monitors and other items on eBay over 10 years.

The complaint says Lela Bogdanov sometimes wore a long skirt within an inner lining that could hold the merchandise.

Someone who answered a phone at their residence Wednesday declined any comment.

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