Marissa Fedrick Was Arrested After Hiring A Homeless Couple Outside Her Store To Watch Her Child | September 27
Manatee: A 31-year-old Manatee County woman is charged with felony child neglect after she hired a homeless couple she didn’t know to babysit her child. According to reports, Marissa Fedrick hired a homeless couple to babysit her child after overhearing them talk about finding ways to make money while hanging out in front of her store.
Deputies say Fedrick dropped off the homeless couple at her home with her child on Tuesday, admitting that she knows nothing about the couple other than their first names and that they are homeless in the Ellenton area.
Fedrick claims she dropped the homeless couple and her child off at her home around 5:30 p.m. and told the couple she had to run errands for work, deputies say. According to the report, Fedrick received a call from the female at about 7:15 p.m. stating they needed to leave.
Deputies say Fedrick’s story became inconsistent because the child’s relative found the child alone in the home around 6 p.m. when the relative came by to pick up cold medicine. Fedrick was unable to be contacted by the relative or deputies until she arrived at the home around 7:30 p.m.
The child was released into the custody of a relative. Marissa Fedrick was arrested and charged with felony child neglect.
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