TACOMA, Wash. (KCPQ) -- A woman accused of plotting to steal a newborn baby has been officially charged.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Juliette Parker schemed for months, posed as a photographer and even drugged a woman as part of the elaborate conspiracy. Her 16-year-old daughter was also involved, officials say.
Court documents say the woman and her daughter laced a cupcake and gave it to a woman, Elysia Miller, in hopes of stealing her baby. Parker is accused of posing as a photographer and offering free sessions on social media to gain access to Miller's home as well as the homes of other new moms.
Parker pleaded not guilty Tuesday after bailing out of jail. Prosecutors argued she was a danger to the public and asked a judge to up her bail.
Parker's 16-year-old daughter has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the case. She pleaded not guilty and will remain in custody. She's expected to be back in court Thursday afternoon.