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Mom awaits extradition after abandoning daughter

Monday, October 01, 2012
Mother wanted for abandoning kid during shoplifting crime Marcy Keelin abandoned her 10-year-old daughter at a Morgan Hill Safeway after their shoplifting scheme unraveled.

A mom accused of ditching her daughter in Morgan Hill during a shoplifting incident has an extradition hearing scheduled today in Fernley, Nevada.

Marcy Keelin, 38, was arrested Friday night in a Nevada motel room where she was found with her 11-month-old son and a male friend.

Authorities had been looking for Keelin for 9 days. Police say their mom-hunt began after she left her 10-year-old daughter behind with a cart full of groceries at a Morgan Hill Safeway store. Police say she was trying to steal the groceries and just took off -- abandoning her little girl.

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