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Baby snatcher charged

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 3:57 PM

The woman who stole a baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James last Friday has been charged.

Twenty-six-year-old Melissa Harriott of Norwood, Montego Bay is charged with child stealing.

It is reported that about 1:50 p.m. the child’s mother reportedly left the baby in the care of Harriott to use the restroom and upon her return they were both missing.

An investigation led the police to Greens District in Norwood on the morning of Sunday, January 6 where Harriot and the child were found.

She was subsequently arrested and the child returned to her parents.

She is to appear in the St James Parish Court sometime next week.

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