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Mother Accused of Pawning Children's Christmas Gifts

An arrest warrant has been issued for the 24-year-old Winder woman.

A Winder woman with a prescription drug abuse problem pawned Christmas gifts intended for her children and then lied to police about it, a incident report said.

The woman, who police said was hospitalized Dec. 3 after threatening suicide in the Winder police station parking lot, had first told police she didn’t know what happened to a computer that went missing from her home and then said her step-brother had taken it, police said.

But the 24-year-old mother’s step-brother told police he had driven her to a pawn shop, and the shop’s owner confirmed she had pawned a new computer, vacuum cleaner and children’s toys Nov. 30, according to the incident report.

An arrest warrant for false report of a crime was issued for the mother. Her estranged husband, who first reported the items missing from the woman’s home, told police he planned to retrieve the children’s gifts from the pawn shop.

carolyn cowan December 10, 2011 at 04:53 PM
that is so wrong. Why would you do this to your children. I am trying to get gifts for my grandchildren. I want them to have a merry christmas which is hard in times of today. She needs to be jailed for this crime.
Joy December 12, 2011 at 05:39 PM
As we say in the South, "That's just the worst kind of sorry!"
mollyrose December 12, 2011 at 07:08 PM
What a sorry excuse for a human being.
mollyrose December 12, 2011 at 07:09 PM
The best gift for these kids would be a new mother. Maybe she should pawn herself.
David Binder December 12, 2011 at 09:39 PM
That's sad. It's terrible the things that drug addiction will make a person do. The BEST thing for the kids would be for the mother to get clean and be a mom to her kids.
Jeffery Manders December 13, 2011 at 02:09 AM
I agree that this is a tragedy for the children. However, it amazes me how so many people can be so judgmental and ready to throw this lady in jail when she really needs help for her addiction. I have never had experience with drugs, but should you be willing to lock her up and throw away the key like most of you want to do? How many of you are perfect? As a Christian, give it some thought.
mollyrose December 13, 2011 at 02:31 AM
What is so judgmental about suggesting this woman is responsible for her addiction for wanting the "high" that comes with taking drugs. She and she alone is the one ingesting them, making her thoughtless and irresponsible. Where is her responsibility for those kids of hers who probably love her dearly???
Ben December 13, 2011 at 01:26 PM
I lived with a wife for years with a Rx problem, she never done this before, but she had to get the Rx Drugs, She took 62 Rx Pill per Day, People don't know what other people have to go through, If they did, You might think diffrent, I had to Threaten to make her leave, if She did not stop, then she asked me to put her in the hospital for some help, I did. Back to this woman, I'am sorry this is a BAD mother, She should never see her children again

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