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CrimeWoman impersonated social worker to try and kidnap newborn: Police

11:16  10 june  2019
11:16  10 june  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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A woman in California claimed she was social worker and tried to take a week-old baby, police said. The situation unfolded on May 31 in Santa The woman , who identified herself as Mayella Ortega, went to the house of the baby and told the mother she was going to take the newborn into protective

A California woman , who identified herself a Mayella Ortega, 38, turned herself into police on Friday after she posed as a Social Services worker on May 31 and tried to kidnap a woman 's newborn child. California woman , 38, who 'posed as a social worker in a plot to kidnap a one-week-old

Woman impersonated social worker to try and kidnap newborn: Police© KABC Police arrested a woman on suspicion of kidnapping after a mom said she showed up to her home in Santa Ana, California, and tried to take her child.

Police have arrested a woman who allegedly impersonated a social worker in an apparent effort to kidnap a California woman's newborn child.

Officers arrested the woman on suspicion of kidnapping after a mom said she showed up to her home in Santa Ana, California, on Friday morning and claimed she was there to take her 1-week-old child into protective custody, authorities said.

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Related: Woman poses as social worker in Orange County and tries kidnapping infant, police say. The woman did not provide any identification and The mother was able to identify the woman as the same person who tried to take her child. Santa Ana Police are now working with the Los Angeles

The woman was described by police as a person of interest in the kidnapping after she turned herself in following the release of video Friday. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kidnap a newborn in Santa Ana while posting as a social worker , police said Saturday.

She allegedly identified herself as a social worker named Mayella Ortega, but she refused to offer any credentials to confirm her identity, according to police. She allegedly threatened to call the sheriff's department if the victim did not surrender the baby.

"I told her if the sheriff comes and he has to arrest me, then he can arrest me. But I am not going to give you my child," the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC.

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The mom said she offered to go with the woman to the police department, but the woman said there wasn't room in the vehicle for the mother and quickly left the scene, a spokesperson for the Santa Ana Police Department said.

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A California woman surrendered to the police after allegedly posing as a social worker and trying to take away a newborn baby from its mother. The suspect turned herself in to authorities later that night. Detectives are trying to determine if she victimized other families with her ruse.

Related: Woman poses as social worker in Orange County and tries kidnapping infant, police say. The woman did not provide any identification and The mother was able to identify the woman as the same person who tried to take her child. Santa Ana Police are now working with the Los Angeles

Social workers are typically required to show credentials identifying themselves as government employees.

Investigators with the Santa Ana Police Department said a 38-year-old Hispanic female had been arrested in connection with the case, but it declined to release her name or booking photo.

The suspect turned herself in following the release of video that identified her as a person of interest, police said.

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Local detectives are now working in conjunction with the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments on "possibly related investigations," according to police.

Police announced the suspect’s arrest on Saturday morning, saying she’d been booked as part of an investigation by homicide detectives and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

She reportedly told police that the situation was a misunderstanding.

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