Florida mom indicted of faking her child’s abduction to support business partner

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Tammy Steffen (Photo around WFLA)

TAMPA, Fla. – A Pasco County mom is indicted of orchestrating an elaborate feign attempted abduction of her child, and indicating a censure during a former business partner, deputies said.

Now, a mom, Tammy Steffen, is charged with child neglect, filing a fake military report, and tampering with or fabricating earthy evidence.

Steffen, 36, of Holiday, who lists her function as ‘trainer,’ was arrested Jul 18, six days after a lady called a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to news that a male attempted to drag her 12-year-old daughter into a woods behind a family’s home, deputies said.

According to deputies, Steffens also pronounced that she and her child were receiving melancholy phone calls and messages from an different person.

Steffen led investigators to a woods, where they found equipment including a laptop cover and a notepad containing information about a lady and her child.  

Steffen’s daughter supposing a outline of a purported abductor to investigators, and Steffen named a former business partner as a probable suspect. When shown a print of a business partner, a 12-year-old lady identified him as a male who attempted to kidnap her. She also settled she’d never seen a male before to a abduction attempt. However, when questioned further, a lady told investigators that she’d seen a print of a male on her mother’s phone, and pronounced Steffen was no longer friends with him, deputies said. 

Investigators located a purported abductor and determined a plain alibi: video notice of him, in Tampa, during a time of a abduction attempt. Then, after reviewing Steffen’s phone data, investigators found a array of messages sent by a woman, accusing a business partner of sabotaging a print competition she’d entered, according to deputies. 

Additionally, investigators schooled that a laptop cover and other equipment found during a stage of a attempted kidnap were purchased by Steffen at a New Port Richey Walmart. The sheriff’s bureau says video notice shows Steffen making a purchases with cash, while shopping other items, not associated to a kidnap plot, with a credit card.

After being presented with a justification unclosed by investigators, Steffen admitted to creation adult a allegations, coaching her daughter, and purchasing a equipment found during a stage of a purported abduction, deputies said. 

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