September 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Baby sitter charged with leaving child, stealing mother's car

Tom Greenwood/The Detroit News

Farmington Hills — A baby sitter from Sterling Heights has been charged with auto theft and child abuse after leaving a 16-month old boy unattended when she drove off with the child’s mother’s vehicle.

Natalie Jeanette Krisfalusi, 26, was arraigned over the weekend before Magistrate J. Holtz and charged with unlawfully driving away an automobile and fourth-degree child abuse.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of Meadow Bridge in Rochester Hills...

From The Detroit News:

Babysitter leaves child home alone, crashes mother's car

16-month-old found safe, Sterling Heights woman under arrest

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for,

Published On: Sep 03 2013 11:21:43 AM EDT Updated On: Sep 03 2013 06:47:15 PM EDT

A Detroit-area babysitter has been arrested after police said the 26-year-old crashed a car taken without permission from a home where she was supposed to be caring for a 16-month-old boy.

The baby's mother came home from work around 1 a.m. Saturday to find herself locked out of her Rochester Hills home on Meadow Bridge Drive and the car missing. The mother said she hadn't given the babysitter permission to use the car and had actually hidden the keys.

When the mother called the baby sitter's cellphone, it was answered by a Farmington Hills police officer who told her the sitter had been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a crash. The mother also found out that her son wasn't with the baby sitter...