LAS VEGAS, Nev.–A woman is behind bars in Clark County after she allegedly posed as a social services worker to remove a newborn from a home.
Joanna Boyd, 39, is facing multiple felony charges of forgery, attempt kidnapping, possession of a stolen vehicle, impersonating a public officer and possession of a stun gun/device by a felon.
Boyd is accused of going to a residence in the 1800 block of Craig Road in Las Vegas in an attempt to remove a newborn from the custody of its parents.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says Boyd had called 911 on Monday requesting an officer to standby as she performed an emergency removal of the infant. However, further investigation determined that the documents and story she provided were not legitimate. She also did not have proper county identification and was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle.
Boyd was ultimately arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center.
Clark County Department of Child Services employees are instructed to present their identification card to the families they are working with. The employee identification cards should have the name and picture of the employee along with their title. If there are any questions about the authenticity of the credentials, citizens are advised to call 702-399-0081.
Any additional victims or anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call the LVMPD Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigations at 702-828-7355. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.