Hillsborough County authorities say Craigslist baby sale a hoax

Published: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 6:55 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 6:55 a.m.

TAMPA, Fla. Hillsborough County authorities say an Internet posting about a woman trying to sell her 18-month-old baby is a hoax.

Sheriff's office spokesman J.D. Callaway said a child shown in a photograph that the Apollo Beach woman posted with the Craigslist ad was not hers.

No charges were immediately filed against the 19-year-old woman.

Callaway says the woman saw other items listed for sale on the site and decided to make "a fake one as a joke."

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