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POLICE: mom used 10-year-old to help shoplift

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Tiffany Foster (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Tiffany Foster (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville mother is facing charges after police say she and another woman involved her 10-year-old daughter in shoplifting.

According to the arrest report, officers were called to the Target at 4640 Taylorsville Road around 4 p.m. Saturday. That's where officers learned that store security guards had observed two women, along with a 10-year-old girl, concealing over $600 worth of merchandise under some jackets in a cart.

Police and store security say the two women had the 10-year-old push the cart out of the store. Although security guards were able to stop the child, the two women ran away.

Investigators tracked the child's mother, 29-year-old, Tiffany K. Foster, to her home in the 2400 block of Arbor Pointe Drive and ordered her back to the store. That's where Foster told officers that she didn't know about the merchandise hidden in the cart, but the child had already told police that they had planned to shoplift before entering the store.

The child also told police that her mother and her mother's friend had involved her in stealing merchandise in the past.

Foster was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and abandonment of a minor.

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