Many Chicago residents may have heard about the recent indictment of Bridgeport resident Ann Pettway, who was accused of kidnapping a New York couple’s daughter and raising her as her own. The Hartford Courant reported a federal grand jury in New York’s U.S. District Court indicted Pettway after she admitted to FBI agents she abducted Carlina White as an infant.
White was only 19 days old when she was kidnapped from the Harlem Hospital in New York in 1987. Pettway had quietly snatched White after her birth parents brought her to the hospital to get treatment for a high fever. White eventually suspected that Pettway was not her real mother when she realized that she hardly resembled anyone in Pettway’s family.