A woman accused of trying to kidnap a 3-week-old baby by impersonating a family services worker met the infant's child on social media.
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Woman accused of impersonating CPS worker in attempt at kidnapping 3-week-old baby

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The woman, identified as Joanna Boyd, 39, called police Monday just after noon and requested emergency assistance in picking up a baby at a location in the city, according to KTNV-TV.

Police said she identified herself as a CPS worker and even provided paperwork that included a court order, but according to KTNV, officers were suspicious of the woman and later discovered she was not a family services worker and the paperwork was indeed false.

A mug shot of Joanna Boyd, who is accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services worker in an effort to kidnap a baby.
Photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

It turns out the parents had never met Boyd, but had talked with her on social media about baby clothes. Police said she learned about the family and their baby through their social media accounts, the TV station reported.

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Boyd was arrested and is facing a number of charges, including attempted kidnapping, forgery and impersonating a public officer.

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