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Stockton woman arrested after allegedly kidnapping baby from CPS

A Stockton woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly kidnapped her infant daughter from an unsupervised visit at the Child Protective Services offices, authorities said.

Stockton police say Shantesha Fluker, 31, does not have legal custody of her daughter. She was at the office Monday morning when she walked out of the office with her 1-month-old daughter, authorities said.

The baby's family told CBS Sacramento that Tierra Vaughn was taken away from her mother the day she was born because the child tested positive for methamphetamine.

The family said the mother had threatened to kidnap the baby –- and they believe she had a vehicle waiting for her outside.

CPS declined to say how Fluker managed to leave with the baby, but they said it is not their policy to stop parents from taking their kids because it puts the child in danger.

Just before 10 p.m., Stockton police announced that Fluker had been located and arrested, with the baby found unharmed.


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