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Mother suspected of stealing from daughter to buy crack

A 50-year-old Glendale woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing money twice from her 20-year-old daughter’s bank account to buy crack, police said.

Hilda Villarta told police she entered her daughter’s bedroom and stole a check to withdraw cash to buy the drugs, according to Glendale police reports.

Villarta, who was arrested Tuesday, allegedly has been addicted to crack for at least 20 years.

Villarta’s daughter checked her online bank account at school, where she noticed that it was overdrawn and someone had cashed a $140 check, according to reports.

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