PITTSBURG Penn. (NBC) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvanian is facing several charges after police said she kidnapped a baby from Magee-Womens Hospital on Thursday.
Breona Moore is charged with concealment of the whereabouts of a child, criminal trespass, kidnapping a minor, falsely impersonating persons privately employed, interference with the custody of a child and recklessly endangering another person.
According to the criminal complaint, Moore was seen loitering around the victim's hospital room by employees of Magee around 1:41 p.m.
An employee told officers that she asked Moore, who was dressed in hospital scrubs, if she was going on or off duty.
The employee said she asked Moore the question because she did not have a Magee-Womens Hospital identification on her.
Police said Moore told that employee that she was just getting off duty.
Moore then was seen by another employee standing in the same area.
Officers said Moore told that employee that she was the sister of Rhonda King, the boy's mother, and that she was waiting to drive her home.
Police said when the discharge nurse entered King's room, Moore followed.
King told police that she thought Moore was a nurse's aide, employed by Magee.
Investigators said Moore watched as the discharge nurse cut the baby's and King's security bracelets off.
When the discharge nurse left the room, police said Moore told King that the child needed one more physical test and that she would return baby Bryce Coleman right away.
"Moore then went to a secluded area in the hospital and placed the baby in a reddish-colored cloth zippered handbag. Moore then left the hospital by way of the main lobby and out the front door" the criminal complaint states.
Police said she boarded a Port Authority bus and got off at a stop in downtown Pittsburgh.
During the investigation, police learned that Moore and the baby were in a building on 4th Street.
When police arrived to the building they found Moore hiding in a closet with the child.
Police quickly arrested Moore and took her into custody.
Investigators said Moore admitted to planning and following through with the kidnapping.
She told police that she had convinced people that she was pregnant and told them she was scheduled for a C-section on August 20.
A neighbor said she had no reason to believe that Moore wasn't pregnant and even purchased a gift for her.
"She didn't look like she was up to something. She just seemed like a young girl that was by herself that could use somebody's help," Moore's neighbor said.
During a hearing Friday morning, a judge set Moore's bond at $250,000.
The judge also ordered she have a mental evaluation.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 31.