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Father accused of abandoning child for cart in shoplifting attempt


FARGO – A Fargo father is accused of bringing his 11-year-old daughter to Walmart, loading up a cart with more than $1,000 worth of goods, then abandoning the girl – but not the cart – in an effort to shoplift from the store.

Jeffrey Charles Larson, 45, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with one count of theft, a Class C felony, and one count of contributing to the deprivation of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.

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