GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A woman who initially identified herself as a Good Samaritan in a reported baby abandonment case on Nov. 10 has been arrested for filing a false police report.
On Nov. 13, Greenville Police Department officials asked for the public’s help in finding the mother of a 2-day-old infant, after the mother reportedly left the newborn in the care of a random passing motorist without warning on Nov. 10.
Investigators have since determined that the story was made up.
Monique Yolanda Jackson, 34, of Pensacola, Fla., told police that she was a “Good Samaritan” in the case, but has since amended her initial statements.
Investigators learned that Jackson’s participation in the incident was intentional, and was part of a prearrangement to assume custody of the newborn.
Appearing with her attorney, Jackson surrendered to detectives on Friday afternoon and was formally charged with filing a false police report.
The mother of the child has since been identified and is being investigated by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office for her involvement in the case.