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Parents speak out after arrest of fake social worker

Police say woman posed as CPS worker in kidnap attempt
Posted: 9:03 PM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-01 08:31:17Z
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Parents speak out after arrest of fake social worker
Parents speak out after arrest of fake social worker

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Just days after Las Vegas police say a woman posing as a social worker tried to kidnap an infant, the mother of the child is speaking out questioning how the suspect got sensitive information.

"At 1:30 I messaged her okay where are you, I've been waiting on you if you are not interested just let me know. She said 'I'm at the bank," Cassandra Dean said.

Dean says she was supposed to meet Joanna Boyd Monday afternoon to sell her baby items after Boyd reached out through a Facebook group.

As Dean was sending that message around 1:15 pm Las Vegas police say their officers were with Boyd who was planning to kidnap Dean's three-week-old daughter posing as a CPS worker with forged documents.

Officers said Boyd called them to the area near Craig Road and North Las Vegas Boulevard to assist with the removal of a child at 12:42 pm.

Police later showed up to tell the family of the plan.

"When they said that my heart hit my big toe and jumped back up," Tyler Dean said.

Las Vegas police say Boyd presented a fake court order and other documents to remove Dean's child from home.

Officers had concerns about the documents as well as other inconsistencies, like the fact they say Boyd did not have the proper ID and was not driving a county vehicle like CPS workers routinely do.

"It is nerve-wracking to think this woman was able to get a hold of court documents and take our information and put it on there," Tyler Dean said.

The Dean's say officers told them the documents contained information about them even though the only conversations were about baby clothes.

"She had our birthdays, my daughter's birthday," Cassandra Dean said. "She had our apartment number and everything down to the T."

The couple said they keep their Facebook pages very private and never gave out the apartment number.

While it is unclear where all the information could have come from 13 Action News was able to show the couple a surprising place where Cassandra's birthday was posted publicly on a seemingly innocent picture of their daughter's sonogram.

"Yup. She must have been stalking," Cassandra Dean said.

While the family is still trying to figure out where Boyd may have found the other information, they are planning to be in court Tuesday when Boyd is expected to make her next appearance.