Police: Mothers leave kids in car while writing bad checks

Police: Mothers leave kids in car while writing bad checks
Takeysah Bass (Source: Eastlake Police)
Takeysah Bass (Source: Eastlake Police)
Tierra Dunn (Source: Eastlake Police)
Tierra Dunn (Source: Eastlake Police)
Antoinette Powell (Source: Eastlake Police)
Antoinette Powell (Source: Eastlake Police)

EASTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - According to

, three women "were among their holiday guests" over the weekend for attempting to pass bad checks on April 2.

Police say two mothers and another woman left their four children, ages 1, 2, 4 and 8, inside a car alone when they went into the Walmart in Eastlake. Officers found the children during their investigation.

Takeysah Bass was charged with felony passing bad checks and child endangerment. Tierra Dunn was charged with felony complicity to pass bad checks and child endangerment. Antoinette Powell was charged with four counts of uttering a forged check and complicity to passing bad checks.

A family member was called to the scene to pick up the kids, but after running his license, police discovered he was not a valid driver and other arrangements were made.

The women were held without bond pending their arraignment.

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