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Police: Shoplifting mom used 6-year-old daughter as accomplice

Laura Hujo (Source: LMDC) Laura Hujo (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman arrested Saturday in St. Matthews for shoplifting is accused of having her 6-year-old daughter help her steal from a department store.

Laura Hujo, 32, took items into a dressing room at Nordstrom Rack, removed the security tags and concealed them, according to a police report.

Police said Hujo told her daughter to open display cases and give her merchandise.

The girl told police, "my mommy bought this, she didn't steal this," the report states.

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The cost of the merchandise totaled $519.

Hujo was seen stealing $400 worth of items a few days prior but was not arrested at that time, police said.

She is charged with theft and unlawful transaction with a minor.

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