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Florida teen arrested for allegedly stealing from her parents, then using the money to pay to have them killed

Florida teen arrested for allegedly stealing from her parents, then using the money to pay to have them killed

Authorities arrested a Florida teenager for allegedly stealing money from her parents and then using it to try to pay someone to kill them.

According to an arrest affidavit from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the 17-year-old girl used her parents' debit card to make two withdrawals from their bank account: "one for $503.00 and one for $926.40, later identified as money given to two different individuals to kill her parents."

When Causey spoke with the teen at her home that day, she reportedly confessed to stealing the debit card and using $100 of the stolen money to buy cocaine and giving $400 to a friend in the hopes that they would help her find someone "to kill her parents."

Police arrested the teenager Monday evening in Umatilla, Florida, and "turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice," according to a statement made by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators were trying to figure out a motive, an officer with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.

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