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Mother arrested for shoplifting, left kids in the car

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 21:26:53-05

A Niagara Falls woman has been arrested for shoplifting, while leaving her four children in the car, according to police.

Officials say police were called after 27-year-old Shayonna Miller was seen by Home Depot security stealing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the woman admitted to stealing the detectors to support her drug habit.

Niagara Falls police say Miller's four children, ranging in age from three weeks-old to 10-years-old, were found alone in a vehicle in the parking lot. The children were turned over to a family member.

Miller is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and petit larceny. She is currently being held in Niagara Falls City Jail and is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning.