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Milwaukee mom charged with neglect after leaving kids in car to gamble at Potowatomi Casino

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 14:07:35-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee mom has been formally charged with child neglect after leaving five children in her car while she went to gamble on July 2nd.  

According to the criminal complaint, Takeshia Stanton was found inside Potowatomi Casino while the children were inside the car with the keys in the ignition, the air conditioning off, and the windows wedged shut.

There were also open bottles of motor oil, antifreeze and a bottle of Hennessey in the car.

Stanton said she left the children in the car to go use the bathroom -- but it was found later that she had been inside the casino for more than four hours.