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Internet baby mother faces court
Moira Greenslade
Moira Greenslade faced six charges in court
A woman who is alleged to have tried to sell her baby over the internet has appeared in court charged with obtaining money by deception.

Moira Greenslade, 33, from Keighley, West Yorkshire, was granted bail until 29 March.

Ms Greenslade appeared in court to face accusations that she had received money from different couples who believed she was having their surrogate baby.

During a hearing which lasted five minutes she did not enter a plea.

Surrogacy agreement

Ms Greenslade had been arrested at a hospital in Southampton immediately after giving birth to a girl last December.

During the brief hearing six charges were put to her, she was accused of obtaining by deception 1,500 from a married couple in Scotland and twice obtaining 500 from another couple in Wales.

The accusation is that each time she falsely claimed to be continuing with a surrogacy agreement made with the couples.

Ms Greenslade also faced three charges under the Adoption Act.

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