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Mother, daughter nabbed in Weatherford Home Depot shoplifting case

Erin Kenaley, 26, of Weatherford
Erin Kenaley, 26, of Weatherford Courtesy

Here’s a different kind of mother-daughter bonding: A 26-year-old woman and her mom are accused of teaming up to steal almost $350 worth of electronic equipment from Home Depot.

Police identified the suspects as Erin Kenaley, 26, of Weatherford and her mother, Terry Kenaley, 57. The Kenaleys, who were released Monday on $1,500 bond, could not be reached for comment.

They were caught when a store loss prevention official spotted them in the back of the store.

The theft was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Home Depot in the 200 block of Interstate 20. The loss prevention official told police that the suspects were seen loading up a basket with electronic equipment and then pushing it to the back of the store.

“One was the lookout while the other one put the items in a purse,” Weatherford police Sgt. Jason Hayes said, adding that police don’t often see a mother and daughter arrested in the same case.

The women were stopped as they tried to leave the store with the items in the purse, police said.

The Kenaleys each face a charge of theft, $100 to $750, according to jail records.

It was Terry Kenaley’s first arrest in Parker County, according to Parker County court records.

Her daughter has been arrested five times since 2008, on charges ranging from marijuana possession to driving with an invalid driver’s license, according to court records.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr