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Woman charged with trying to steal baby from hospital in 'tote bag'

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors say a woman who allegedly tried to steal a newborn baby from a California hospital will face charges of kidnapping and five felony counts of first-degree burglary.
   
The Orange County district attorney's office says 48-year-old Grisel Ramirez of Garden Grove will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.
 
Authorities say that on Monday she posed as a nurse and took the baby from the mother's room at Garden Grove Medical Center but a sensor on the infant set off an alarm.
 
 Police say Ramirez had faked a pregnancy by her estranged husband and he had pressed her to meet the baby after the due date passed.
   
Prosecutors plan to ask that Ramirez be held on $1 million bail. If convicted, she faces up to 17 years and eight months in prison.

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