Newborn abandonment in Greenville arranged by mother, driver


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.

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