A California teenager who lied about being pregnant is being accused of hiring gang members to steal another woman’s newborn baby.
Gladys Remigio, 17, is said to have enlisted the help of Steven Quirino, 20, and Robert Rodriguez, 19, to steal the two-week-old baby of her roommate, known only by the media as Norma.
Police say Remigio of Santa Ana, had been lying for about 8 months about being pregnant in New York, and she arranged to have Rodriguez and Quirino enter the home, take the baby, and steal anything they wanted, and leave the child in with Remigio.
Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said, “She’s engaged to a guy who thinks that she’s 8 months pregnant and working in New York City. But she’s not pregnant. Eight months into this lie, she’s living with these people who have a 2-week old baby. So her master plan was to befriend these two hardcore gang members and have them rob the house.
“The deal was that she would pay them a little bit of cash and they could steal her iPhone and whatever else they could find in the house.”
Though the gang members grabbed the baby, rather then put it in Remigio’s car as planned, they handed her the baby and ran off with a game console and other items they had stolen.
After the baby was supposed to be put in the car, Remigio would then drive to see her boyfriend in Chula Vista and she allegedly thought they’d live as a happy family, with the boyfriend thinking the baby was his and Remigio’s.