Manitoba

Parent leaves 10-year-old daughter behind during dine-and-dash, Brandon police allege

A sister and brother are facing charges of what police are calling "food by fraud" after allegedly dining and dashing from a Brandon, Man., restaurant — and leaving the woman's 10-year-old daughter behind.

Sister and brother face 'food by fraud' charges after alleged dine-and-dash in Manitoba

A sister and brother are facing charges of what police are calling "food by fraud" after allegedly dining and dashing from a Brandon, Man., restaurant — and leaving the woman's 10-year-old daughter behind. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

A sister and brother are facing charges of what police are calling "food by fraud" after allegedly dining and dashing from a Brandon, Man., restaurant — and leaving the woman's 10-year-old daughter behind.

The manager of the restaurant told police the pair came in with a child and ran up a tab of about $135 with food and drinks on Tuesday night in the southwestern Manitoba city.

But just before 9 p.m., the pair bolted, leaving the woman's daughter inside the restaurant, police said.

Officers tracked down a 29-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman nearby. Brandon police said the two were both intoxicated and taken into custody.

The 10-year-old girl is now in the custody of Child and Family Services.

The pair, from rural Manitoba, are expected to appear in court in July, police said.

Corrections

  • A Brandon Police Service report originally reported the two people charged in the case were husband and wife. On Thursday, the service issued a correction indicating the pair were actually brother and sister. This news story has been amended to reflect that change.
    Jun 09, 2016 1:13 PM CT

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