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Long Beach Woman Makes Up Abandoned Baby Story

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A Long Beach woman who said that she found an abandoned baby behind a gas station is believed to have made the story up, reports KTLA.

Sonia Hernandez, told police that she found a newborn baby girl swaddled and sleeping in E. 7th Street and Alamitos Ave on Monday night, then took the infant back to her house and called 911. But after an investigation, officials believe that the baby wasn't abandoned at all, but rather given to Hernandez by the mother, an unidentified 28-year-old woman, before Hernandez called the police. Officers believe that the hand-off of the baby was arranged in advance.

The baby is now being cared for at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach and is reportedly doing well. Charges have not yet been filed against either woman.