Police: Mother arrested in front of her child; shoplifted more than $2k in clothes

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – A Columbus woman was arrested Friday evening after shoplifting items worth more than $2,000 from Kohl’s, according to the Columbus Police Department.

The CPD says they were called to the Kohl’s for a call of shoplifting around 5:45 p.m.

The woman, 31-year-old Katie King, was spotted by a store security officer as she shoplifted a number of items.

After being called to the scene, King was spotted pushing a stroller near the store location with her young child in it. The stolen clothing items, which still had the tags on them and totaling approximately $2,400, were discovered inside the stroller. 

The CPD says the store’s security officer also recovered items damaged during the shoplifting incident worth nearly $400.

After being taken into custody, King was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail. She faces a preliminary charge of theft. 

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