Woman arrested for child neglect after caught shoplifting

Published: Oct. 21, 2017 at 3:08 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Madison Police arrested a woman for child neglect after she was caught shoplifting.

According to Madison Police, officers responded to Woodman's on the west side for a report of shoplifting. The 35-year-old white female suspect was contacted and she expressed concern about her 2-year-old child being left with a neighbor. The address for the child was contacted, and after no response at the door, but hearing a child, officers entered the home and found the child alone with a dirty diaper.

Child protective services took custody of the child. The mother, also the suspect, was arrested for child neglect.