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Last Thursday, 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse after a passerby found her sons, ages two and six years old, in a hot truck while Taylor went on an interview. Taylor’s bond was set at $6,000, and her children are in CPS custody.

Taylor’s arrest triggered an online fundraiser organized by Amanda Bishop to help Taylor with her legal expenses.

“There are some of us that feel that Shanesha was in an unfortunate situation that sadly an economy like ours is putting many single mother’s in a position to make terrible mistakes like this,” writes Bishop.

As of 10:35 Friday night, the online community has raised over $35,000, well above the $9,000 goal. Naturally that raises questions of what happens with all that money.

“All funds are deposited into an account of the family’s,” Bishop writes. “Part of it has been used for her bail but they have now decided to hold her until the 31st and we are working to find out why.”

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  • I am so glad people reach out to help this woman. I was on another site and it killed me all the righteous comments that were being said by some people. The main one being I would have brought my kids in with me but they were living in a fantasy world because most if not all employer would not give you a child if you bring your kids in an interview., They don’t care what sad story you give, how much you beg for the job they will not hire you. Times are tough and employers want to pay less for people are more productive and can work long hours. If they see any obstacle to that they will not hire you.

  • CarolO

    It does not matter if she left the kids for 45 for a job interview or sat in a bar for 45 minutes. This is about the kids being left alone……….babies!!! Her family has the kids now so why couldn’t they take the kids for an hour for the job interview? Handing her money is not hardly going to teach her anything. Offer her a job!

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