Sunday, January 23, 2011

FBI Arrests Ann Pettway, Carlina White's Fake Mother

The Associated Press reports that the FBI has apprehended in Connecticut Agnotta Pettway aka Ann Pettway. She is the woman who raised Carlina White , the young woman who solved her own kidnapping case recently to be reunited with her biological family in New York.

White, who was raised under the name Nejdra Nance, was kidnapped in 1987 from a Harlem, New York, hospital when she was only 19 days old by a woman disguised as a nurse. It's possible that Pettway, pictured left, may also be that woman.

Per the AP at Yahoo News:
Ann Pettway surrendered Sunday morning to the FBI and Bridgeport police on a warrant from North Carolina, where she's on probation because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement, FBI supervisory special agent William Reiner said.
CNN reports that a "warrant had been issued Friday in North Carolina for Pettway's arrest."

Carlina used the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to find her biological family after Pettway could not produce documentation to prove she was her mother. For many years White/Nance had suspected she did not belong to Pettway. As you can see from her picture here, Carlina looks nothing like the woman who claimed to be her mother for years.

Hat tip to MsLadyDeborah for alerting me to this latest news.

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