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Traveling Scam Group Uses Kids To Commit Crimes in Mich.

DETROIT --

Detroit police said three people are accused of using a toddler to commit thefts in several communities.

Police said Mike, Patricia and Chaquita Miller are suspected of going door-to-door with a child who is 4 or 5 years old, getting elderly victims to let them inside. Once inside, police said, the three would let the toddler run around the house as a distraction while one of them stole jewelry and cash.

The three were arrested by the Detroit Police Department Surveillance Unit, but police said they may be responsible for thefts also in Madison Heights, Troy and Sterling Heights.

They are charged with home invasion.

 

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