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Forum News Service, Published July 23 2013

Woman accused of using her kids to sell items shoplifted from Jamestown Walmart

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A woman here is accused of shoplifting from the local Walmart store and then using her children to sell the stolen property, according to the Jamestown Police Department.

Tara Bauer, 40, is charged with theft of property, dealing in stolen property and child neglect or abuse, all felonies.

Police say Bauer shoplifted an estimated $5,200 in items from the Jamestown Walmart and recruited others, including her teenage children, to return the items for cash or to pawn the stolen items. The alleged thefts took place in early June. Bauer was arrested July 8.

The stolen items include a television, an air conditioner, household appliances and swimming pools, according to police.

Bauer is free on bond, and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12.