NILES, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman is in jail, accused of trying to abduct a girl and then invading the child's home.
Bonnie Farrow approached the 7-year-old girl in the 600 block of N. Seventh Street in Niles around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Farrow, 50, allegedly told the child that the girl was in danger, and began leading the child out of the area, according to a news release from the Niles Police Department.
A neighbor witnessed the incident and yelled at Farrow to stop. The child then ran back to her own residence and went inside, police said.
Farrow then allegedly followed the child into the residence, police said.
The child's mother, who was inside the bathroom at the time, told police she heard a knock on the bathroom door and upon exiting saw Farrow standing there.
Farrow identified herself as being a Children's Protective Services worker, but the child's mom did not believe Farrow based on her appearance. The mother told Farrow to get out of her residence.
Farrow fled the home and officers located her nearby.
She was arrested and arraigned on a first-degree home invasion charge (a 20-year felony), a kidnapping/child enticement charge (felony, up to life in prison), and an impersonating an FIA worker charge (a two-year felony).
Her bond was set at $50,000.
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