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Mother leaves kids in store after shoplifting

DELAND, Fla. (WKRC) -- A Florida mother's attempt at shoplifting ended with her running from police and leaving her children behind.

Deland, Florida police said Rebecca Stoltz went shopping at Wal-Mart with her 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old stepdaughter.  When she allegedly tried stealing $44 of clothes, she got caught by security.  In the panic of getting caught, police said Stoltz ran from the store and left her children behind.
Other parents shopping at the store said they were outraged.

Police said store security found the girls and they were both, "Clearly distressed and very emotional and both were crying."  Investigators said Stoltz knew what she did because she told a friend to go pick the children up from the store.
Police eventually arrested Stoltz who faces child abuse charges.

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