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Kids Abandoned in Car at Cherry Hill Mall, Police Say

Four children were unhurt in the Friday incident.

Vianey Derio-Vega, 33, of Camden, was charged with neglect after allegedly leaving four kids in her car while she shopped at the Cherry Hill Mall Friday, police said.
Vianey Derio-Vega, 33, of Camden, was charged with neglect after allegedly leaving four kids in her car while she shopped at the Cherry Hill Mall Friday, police said.

A Camden woman who left four kids, including a one-year-old, in a car while she shopped at the Cherry Hill Mall last week was arrested and charged with neglect, Cherry Hill Police said.

The four kids—ages 9, 8, 3 and 1—were left locked in the car early Friday afternoon, with the windows down, by their aunt, Vianey Derio-Vega, 33, of the 300 block of Pfeiffer Street, police said.

Mall security found Derio-Vega within 15 minutes of officers being called to the mall, police said, and she was arrested and charged after being taken to the car.

Derio-Vega was released on a summons, pending an Aug. 27 court date.

The children were unhurt, police said, and with the temperature in the 70s outside, there were no heat concerns.

Phil Meyers August 19, 2013 at 04:20 PM
So why doesn't this surprise us??
Patrick Littel August 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM
I don't understand how any parent could do this.

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