Police: Day care employee falsely accuses child's mother of drinking

May 11, 2012 2:01:09 PM PDT
A Bellaire day care employee is in legal trouble after she called police and allegedly falsely accused a toddler's mother of abandoning her child to drink.

Luz Djeddah is charged with of making false report of child abuse in connection to an April 24 incident at a day care in the 5200 block of Spruce Street, according to her charging document.

Detectives say Djeddah summoned Bellaire police to the day care faciliy and allegedly told them that the mother of a three-year-old under her care was supposed to have already picked up the child but she was intoxicated and drinking at a bar in midtown. Officers contacted the child's mother, but when she arrived, the mother did not appear to be under the influence of any alcohol.

The mother told officers she had been working all day and had arranged with a friend on the approved day care list to pick up the child because she to meet with a client after work. Officers confirmed the mother's story with her employer and found enough evidence to charge Djeddah.

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