Two Flint women are suspected of stealing more than $800 worth of merchandise from the Hartland Walmart, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
The incident took place on August 30 when a Walmart employee observed one female suspect leave the store without paying for several items. Police say the Walmart employee confronted the woman in the parking lot, asking for a receipt but was told her daughter, who was loading items into her car, had it.
The receipt that was shown to the Walmart employee showed no record of the items in question and according to the report, the two women then drove out of the Walmart parking lot.
Police eventually stopped the car and returned the women to Walmart where the daughter told police that she was unaware her mother had taken items without paying for them and, according to the report, the daughter drove off because her mom had told her to.
Police say the mother admitted to stealing some of the items that were found in the vehicle saying she had stolen items for her family. The 41-year-old woman was transported to the Livingston County Jail without incident.
While searching the car, police also found a 32-inch digital television, a sound bar, a digital camera, a baby seat and baby pillow all in their original unopened packaging, however, according to the report, the mother told police she did not steal those items.
Police say the Walmart employee identified those items as possibly being taken from a Walmart store at an earlier date.
According to the report, after reviewing footage, the store's video showed that the 21-year-old daughter had been involved with the August 30 theft as well.