Mom charged in Amber Alert case

September 28, 2009 8:59:59 AM PDT
Schaumburg police have charged the non-custodial mother of a baby with the girl's alleged abduction.Karina Gomez, 21, of Hoffman Estates, was charged with one felony count of abduction and a misdemeanor count of trespass to a vehicle.

Around noon Sunday, police say Gomez was shopping in the 1000-block of North Salem Drive in Schaumburg with her 1-year-old daughter and the victim's maternal grandmother, who is the court-appointed custodial guardian for the victim.

Police say Gomez left with the grandmother's car with the victim inside and fled from the scene. An Amber Alert was issued around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Country Club Hills police found the mother and daughter around 6 p.m. Sunday. The child appeared to be unharmed, police said.

A judge has set bond at $10,000.


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