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POLICE: Mom plans break-in at her own home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro police say a burglary suspect skipped a house full of valuables and settled for a breast pump.

They say at first, it did not make sense. A burglary, a stolen breast pump and a male suspect.

"Just to go in and steal just a breast pump seemed really, really odd," said Det. Kevin Peak, with LMPD's 4th Division.

The suspect is Michael Wright. 

"So we tracked down this guy and talked to him and get a statement from him," Peak explained. 

Det. Peak said Wright confessed to breaking into this home on East Brandeis and stealing a breast pump, but there's more to the story.

"He tells us that he did go in and take the breast pump but the homeowner called and they set up that he would go and take the breast pump and take it back to the store," said Peak.

That led police to Norton Healthcare in St. Matthews and a new mom.

"It was her first child, so I mean, she must have had more on her mind than just having a baby," Peak said.

Police say Jamie Bernard orchestrated the break-in at her own home to get drug money and hide it from her child's father.

"She was going to take it back herself, she told me, but she couldn't do it because it would look suspicious," Peak went on to say.

So instead, police say Wright did her dirty work and then took the breast pump back to a local Target Store.

"He had the same habit that she had, they have a drug habit and she needed some drugs up there, where she was at and she called him because she knew he could probably get her some drugs," said Peak.

Det. Peak said Bernard filed a false police report to hide her involvement, but it looks like Wright may have double crossed her.

"The same guy, he broke into their house a week later," Peak noted.

Now police are looking at both suspects in connection with other break-ins.

"Anytime you have someone breaking into homes for a drug habit, it's more than likely they tend to do it more than just one time," Peak said.

Officers with Child Protective Services are now involved in the case.

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