Troy -- An Oak Park mother is in Oakland County Jail after allegedly using her 3-year-old daughter to help her shoplift from Wal-Mart on W. Maple Road in Troy, police said today.
Wal-mart employees told police they saw Tammy Sue Chinn, 32, with her daughter selecting items from display and instructing her child to place them in her makeup bag on Friday. According to the Troy Police, Chinn then ordered her child to carry the bag with the concealed store items, through the cash register line while she paid for other items.
Mother and daughter then left the store. Chinn was arrested and arraigned Saturday at Oakland County Circuit Court on the charges of two counts: second degree retail fraud and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The cash bond was set at $250,000.