Woman Accused Of Sending Daughter To Steal Purse

An Indianapolis woman faces a theft charge for allegedly coaxing her 5-year-old daughter into stealing a woman's purse at a restaurant.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a 24-year-old woman admitted asking her daughter to steal the purse Feb. 14 at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

The woman allegedly told officers she pointed out the purse she wanted her daughter to take and urged her to "Do it for Mommy" when the victim wasn't looking.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the woman, who faces charges of theft and contributing to delinquency of a minor.

Her 27-year-old boyfriend faces theft and assisting a criminal charges. Police said the woman's daughter brought the boyfriend the purse after taking it from a booth.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 1, 2010 at 09:54 AM
    Busted and an awful example for kids describe the couple. Someone else needs custody of that little girl.
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Feb 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    I agree with Neal 100%, you're spot on! Well, Vickie, I'm white also and proud of it. Anyone should be proud of their race. I don't use my real name, there are too many crackpots out on the internet, thank you!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2010 at 06:39 PM
    I am anonymous at 6:57 again.I rest my CASE now DONT I!Not even knowing all(ACTUALLY NONE IN THIS CASE BUT I DRILLED ALL OF) the facts but know from experience!So dont come down on me when I am right! search your true heart and you will find me in there!When I post I DONT LIE!
  • by Just a Girl Location: Williamston on Feb 28, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    ok... why is this on our local news channel?
  • by Vickie to Jeff on Feb 28, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    The racial tension won't stop around this area, because there will alway be those that use fake names and anonymous names to say things they aren't brave enough to say to someone in their face. Oh, by the way Neal, contrary to what fake statistics show, white people are really the minority. Fool!
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Feb 28, 2010 at 08:15 AM
    Typical single mom, here. And at Chuck E. Cheese, a hub of minority crime/violence. I am not surprised.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Feb 28, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    Folks. If you want the racial tension to stop, you need to quit looking at race in cases like this. The fact of the matter is you had a mommy and mommy's boyfriend (who may or may not be the baby daddy) who are responsible for this crime. They don't respect other people's property, which is a shame. They can claim poverty. But they were at Chuck E. Cheese. Cici's Pizza would have been a cheaper alternative. Now they risk paying a fine with the money that could be spent feeding the child. The child should be removed from this environment and place with a relative or family who cares.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 27, 2010 at 09:50 PM
    To voter: I think most of us know who commits the majority of theft & robberies. However, you can't exclude one race or another just because of statistics. I do agree that this is a poor way to raise your children and the mother should be forced to give up her child for adoption. Sterilization should be mandatory as well.
  • by The Whole Story on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis woman faces a theft charge for allegedly coaxing her 5-year-old daughter into stealing a woman's purse at a restaurant. According to a probable cause affidavit, 24-year-old Tanesha Turner admitted asking her daughter to steal the purse Feb. 14 at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Turner allegedly told officers she pointed out the purse she wanted her daughter to take and urged her to "Do it for Mommy" when the victim wasn't looking. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Turner, who faces charges of theft and contributing to delinquency of a minor. Her 27-year-old boyfriend, Cornelius Brown, faces theft and assisting a criminal charges. Police say Turner's daughter brought Brown the purse after taking it from a booth.
  • by voter Location: nc on Feb 27, 2010 at 05:35 PM
    bodine; yes, it does matter. when 15% of the population is responsible for 85% of the crime, it surely does matter.
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