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Woman charged with making up story about baby left on doorstep

Woman charged with making up story about baby left on doorstep

Stillwater Town Police arrested a 22-year-old Mechanicville woman and charged her with making up a s

Stillwater Town Police arrested a 22-year-old Mechanicville woman and charged her with making up a story about her estranged husband leaving their 5 1⁄2-month-old baby on a porch in freezing weather and fleeing the scene.

Kristina Wheeler was charged with falsely reporting an incident following a month-long investigation. Police said Wheeler claimed she discovered her baby on the porch after a time and notified authorities who arrested William Wheeler on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigator Ray Cordani, who handled the case, said Kristina Wheeler was arraigned in Stillwater Town Court and ordered held in the Saratoga County Jail for lack of bail.

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