Mum accused of trading her one-year-old daughter for car

A mother in the United States had been arrested after allegedly trading her one-year-old daughter for a car.

Alice Leann Todd was held after trying to give up her baby to a couple in exchange for a 1992 Plymouth Laser car.

The 45-year-old has been arrested with the unlawful sale, surrender, or purchase of a minor.

Two other people who were caring for the youngster – Tina Marie Chavis, 47, and Vicenio Mendoza Romero, 53 – are also facing the same charges.

The incident, in North Carolina, happened in 2018.

Alice Todd (left) and the two who were caring for her child - Vicencio Romero and Tina Davis are all facing charges. Source: Thomasville Police Department.

Officers were alerted after the young girl was subsequently taken to a hospital with bruises. Medical staff contacted police who questioned Chavis.

She claimed to be the child's biological mother, then adoptive mother, but could not provide any documentation.

Police officers were then able to establish that the child, who is now two-years-old, had been swapped for the vehicle.

The trio are due to appear in court later this month.

All three are being held in jail on AU$81,000 bonds.

The child has now been put in care of another family member.

– Yahoo! UK

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