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09/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lincoln Park Mom Banned From Whole Foods For Life After Accidentally Shoplifting

On April 8th, Lisa Portes had just purchased $40 worth of groceries at the Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park and was treating her children to pudding in the café when she realized she needed one more item. She also realized she was late to pick up her husband.

So Portes, 43, the head of directing at DePaul University's Theatre School, grabbed a $13 bottle of dinosaur-shaped chewa­ble vitamins and began texting her husband that she was running late. Then her four-year-old announced he had to go to the bathroom.

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