Mom accused of abducting children arrested in SC

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina highway troopers have arrested a woman accused of abducting her two children from their grandparents' home in Maine. 

Senior Trooper Bridgent Wyant says 34-year-old Bethmarie Retamozzo was arrested about 10:15 p.m. Saturday after troopers spotted her van with New York tags at a rest area off Interstate 95 in Colleton County.  

Police in Waterville, Maine, say she disappeared with her 6- and 7-year-old children during a supervised visit. She was supposed to take them to a park to meet a supervisor Thursday, but the three didn't show up.  

The children were unharmed and turned over to the Department of Social Services. She is charged as a fugitive from justice.  

Wyant says the mother will remain in Colleton County jail until FBI agents arrive to take custody.
 

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