MPD: Mother arrested after leaving kids in stolen car - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD: Mother arrested after leaving kids in stolen car

Vanessa Duckworth (Source: SCSO) Vanessa Duckworth (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A mother is behind bars because police said she left her two children in a car in a Kroger parking lot.

Police said Vanessa Duckworth, 27, left her two children unattended in a car while she went inside Kroger in the 3100 block of Poplar Avenue.

To add insult to injury, investigators said Duckworth’s car had bogus tags. After running the plate number, police found out the car had been stolen out of Marshall County, Mississippi.

Police contacted Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, who confirmed the car was stolen.

Duckworth was arrested and charged with theft of property $1,000 - $10,000.

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