Woman accused of posing as official to try to abduct newborn

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A 39-year-old woman is accused in Nevada of brazenly summoning Las Vegas police to claim that she was a county official enforcing an emergency court order to remove a 3-week-old girl from parental custody.

Joanna Boyd stood silently in shackles Thursday before a North Las Vegas judge who ordered her to remain jailed without bail and gave prosecutors until Tuesday to file criminal charges expected to include forgery and attempted kidnapping.

A deputy public defender temporarily appointed to represent Boyd did not immediately respond afterward to messages.

Boyd’s arrest came Wednesday, after she met officers before going to the parents’ home.

Police say Boyd never met the parents but communicated with them on Facebook before creating fake court and Clark County Child Protective Services documents that officers recognized as phony.

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