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Denver cops: Grandma used child to shoplift

Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

A Denver grandmother has been arrested and faces a possible child abuse charge for using a 7-year-old child to help her shoplift, police said.

The incident happened Wednesday night at the JC Penney store in the Northfield Stapleton shopping center.

The 60-year-old woman is accused of attempting to steal about $1,200 worth of goods including a coat she put on the little girl, said Sonny Jackson, aDenver police department spokesman.

She strolled out of the store with a cart full of goods without paying and was stopped in a parking lot by store security, according to a police report.

Police declined to identify the woman, who faces possible charges of felony theft and child abuse, because they hope to protect the child, a victim in the crime as well, Jackson said.

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