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    Thursday, May 5 2011 3:51 AM EDT2011-05-05 07:51:22 GMT
    A baby girl abducted Wednesday near San Diego City College by a woman was later found safe by San Diego police, who arrested the woman, authorities said. 
    A baby girl abducted Wednesday near San Diego City College by a woman was later found safe by San Diego police, who arrested the woman, identified as 31-year-old Talia Gone, authorities said. 

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There's new information about a woman police say tricked a young mother into leaving her infant with her. The suspect had allegedly been telling people she was pregnant with twins, and that may have sparked her decision to steal the two-month-old.

Authorities say the incident began near a daycare facility at 16th and B Street around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Someone who knows the suspect calls her a "crazy person" who doesn't always tell the truth and who has a long criminal history.

A News 8 source who has known Talia Gone for years confirms her real last name is actually Gore, and says the mother of four's possible motive for the kidnapping of a two-month-old baby girl is that she was telling relatives for some time that she was supposedly pregnant again. He last saw the 31-year-old during an Easter celebration in the South Bay. When someone asked her when she was going to deliver, she replied, "Soon".

The source says he is stunned by her arrest on suspicion of kidnapping and child endangerment after allegedly taking the infant from a teenage mother near City College Wednesday afternoon.

Both the baby and suspect were spotted at the Iris Avenue trolley station three miles north of the border two and a half hours later. The little girl was returned to her mother unharmed. Gore was booked into the Vista jail.

"We thank the agency that apprehended her, and people are safer without her out there," Chief Deputy Jon Habursky of the Erie County Sheriff's Department said.

Talia Gore had been on the Erie, Pennsylvania sheriff's department top 10 most wanted list for nearly three years, for among other things, a theft conviction for stealing $500 worth of gift cards and making terrorist threats.

"We put a note in here that she's been apprehended in California, but we will not take her off our warrant list until we get custody," Habursky said.

Talia Gore has a series of outstanding arrest warrants for vehicle theft in San Diego County, writing bad checks in Riverside County, hit and run in Orange County and back in Erie for writing bad checks. The woman, whose current address puts her in Perris in Riverside County, is facing serious charges.

"It's a good thing. Another terrible person is put behind bars, I mean, kidnapping, unlawful restraint -- she is where she belongs. Basically in any state kidnapping is a felony and unfortunately our charges are minimal and we will not come and get her," Habursky said.

Talia Gore is now being held on $100,000 bail at the Vista jail. However, she has been placed on a hold because of the Riverside County case. She is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon on her new charges in San Diego Superior Court.

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