I'm just not convinced about the porn ring theory. She did have money, she was stealing it though. How do we know she wasn't getting money from guys- boyfriends, sugar daddies, etc.
How long was she out of a job? She could have easily survived off of a few thousand for a month or two.
And where was she going with the kid? Maybe doing drugs, selling her body, partying at unknown friends houses, etc.
Shit, how many people have a job and somehow find plenty of things to do all day- and how many of them have their kids tag along, especially if they are unstable due to mental illness, drug use, etc.?
I guess I am just not convinced by the porn ring involving the police. I need something concrete other than assumptions, it just seems a little far fetched for me. :/