LOUISVILLE, KY – I know times are tough for some, but come on. Police have arrested two people who used a 3-year-old to steal a wallet at a local church.
On June 23, 26-year-old Allen Scott Hamilton drove 26-year-old Kimberly Mills and her 3-year-old daughter to the Faith Community Church while a religious service was taking place. According to the arrest warrant, Mills used this opportunity to enter an “employees only” area of the church.
Once inside, Mills allegedly instructed her 3-year-old to take a wallet from one of the church offices. Luckily, the church’s pastor, Richard Pearson, walked into the office and caught them red-handed. Mills tried telling the pastor that her daughter had found the wallet, but that didn’t explain why Mills was holding the victim’s credit cards in her hand.
Not too happy having the roles reversed, Mills and her daughter were escorted out of the church where they got into a car driven by Hamilton. Before they drove off, the victim was able to get their license plate number. Police say the victim got his wallet and credit cards back, but his money was missing.
When Hamilton was picked up and interviewed, he admitted to participating in the church burglary. He also said he and Mills are heroin addicts and were involved in similar incidents at other churches. Hamilton and Mills were arrested and charged with burglary and engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor.
Not surprisingly, this isn’t Mills first time around the block. In April, Mills visited Buechel Park Baptist Church to speak with the pastor about financial rent assistance. After she left, it was discovered that a church employee’s purse was missing. Mills was later captured on video using the victim’s bank card, after she’d made four separate charges at Kroger and Walgreens totaling $781.23.Tags: Allen Hamilton, Burglary, church, Crime, Drugs, Kentucky, Kimberly Mills