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October 21, 2017

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Woman police say used child to shoplift is arrested in Fernley

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A woman wanted by police in Northern California for allegedly using her 10-year-old daughter to shoplift groceries and then leaving her behind has been arrested in Northern Nevada.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that Marcy Keelin was arrested Friday night at a motel near Fernley after a sheriff's deputy spotted her SUV.

The 38-year-old Keelin has been wanted since Sept. 19 when police say she had her daughter roll a shopping cart with about $150 worth of groceries out of a Morgan Hill Safeway.

Police say that when the daughter was stopped by store employees, Keelin drove away.

At the time of her arrest, Keelin was with her 11-month-old son and a man who was not arrested.

Morgan Hill police Sgt. Troy Hoefling says Keelin lives in Wyoming but was staying in Morgan Hill for the summer with her daughter to visit relatives.

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