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Police: Man used 11-year-old child to help steal packages

December 21, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man police say used his 11-year-old to help steal packages from homes is facing charges.

NECN reports 33-year-old Jackie Walters pleaded guilty Thursday in Burlington to petit larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a child. But prosecutors said they need more information from an alleged victim and that the case will take more time. Judge Martin Maley said he wasn’t ready to accept the plea.

Police say Walters rode a bike with a wagon attached to it when he stole the packages. Authorities say he brought his 11-year-old child along with him to hold the packages.

Burlington Deputy Police Chief Jon Murad says the case has been referred to the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

Walters is scheduled to appear at a hearing in January.

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