BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) - A mother and daughter from Bay Minette are accused of using five children to help them steal coins from a laundromat.
46-year-old Michelle Robinson and 28-year-old Amanda Robinson were booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center late Tuesday night. Both are charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said the crime happened March 17 at a laundromat on D'Olive Street.
The Robinsons are accused of taking more than 500 dollars worth of coins from the washing machines and causing more than 6 thousand dollars worth of damage.
The manager of the Increda Wash in Bay Minette, Christy Boyington, says, "They tore the coin machines off the machines. Then they damaged the exteriors."
Boyington says it was all caught on surveillance cameras featuring at least three kids slicing into the washing machines, packing the change in a bag, then bringing the bags to the tables in the laundromat near the front door.
Boyington added the kids' grandmother and mother were either in the laundromat or just outside the door each time.
The Department of Human Services has been contacted regarding the children. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Department has stated there could be additional charges to not only the Robinsons but their minor children.
Boyington added the kids grandmother and mother were either in the laundramat or just outside the door each time.
The Department of Human Services has been contacted regarding the children. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Department has stated there could be additional charges to not the Robinsons and the minor children.
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