A mother accused of leaving her toddler in a vehicle alone Thursday evening is facing charges.
Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said a customer alerted security at Bi-Lo, 3457 Peach Orchard Road, after seeing a 2-year-old girl sitting in a carseat in an unattended vehicle.
Security guards found Ashley Nicole Cruz, 25, inside the store 15 minutes later. Police are unsure how long the child had been left alone, Chew said.
Cruz has been charged with deprivation of a minor.