Mother arrested for falsely reporting missing child

8:40 PM, Dec 11, 2013   |    comments
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EAST POINT, Ga. -- An East Point mother was arrested after falsely reporting that her 3-year-old daughter was missing.

Cyndi Cuffie, 28, was charged with one felony count of making false statements.

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East Point police conducted a search in the Colonial Hills neighborhood for the child after Cuffie called police and said the little girl disappeared while playing in the yard.  

Authorities say the child was actually in daycare and that her mother had dropped her off at daycare center early Tuesday. The child was dropped off at the Hapeville Police Department after Cuffie failed to retrieve her from daycare.

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