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Applied Kidnapping 101

November 11, 2011 permalink

A social worker came to the home of a mother in Alabama and took five-week-old Courtlyn Anderson into foster care. Pretty commonplace, but this time the social worker was an impostor.



5-week-old baby girl taken from mother's residence in Fairfield by pretend DHR worker

Courtlyn Anderson
Five-week-old Courtlyn Anderson was taken from her mother's residence in Fairfield, Ala., this morning by a woman pretending to be a worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Fairfield police say.

FAIRFIELD, Alabama -- Police say they are searching for a missing 5-week old baby girl who was taken from her mother's home this morning by a woman pretending to be a social worker with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert for the baby, named Courtlyn Anderson. Fairfield police Chief Leon Davis Jr. said a woman pretending to be a DHR worker took the child from her mother's home at 116 61st St. in Fairfield.

According to Davis:

A woman came to the house about 9:30 this morning and told Courtlyn's mother she was a DHR worker and needed to do a home inspection and investigation. After 30 minutes, the woman told Courtlyn's mother she was taking her daughter into protective custody. The infant, her car seat and teddy bear were removed from the house.

The woman left in a black SUV and was accompanied by someone acting as a police officer in a black late-model Dodge Charger with a blue municipal tag plate, Davis said.

Police and the mother both contacted DHR officials, who told them they have no record of the case, Davis said.

Anyone with information on the baby's whereabouts is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at 205-786-4111.

Source: Birmingham News