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Mom accused of leaving child

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am

A woman allegedly left her daughter at the gift shop at Resorts World Casino New York City last weekend while she gambled.

The woman, identified by police as Carol Grandison, a resident of Queens, is accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at Resorts World’s gift shop unattended on Saturday morning.

The shop’s manager noticed the child was alone and called security. Police say the girl was alone for around an hour when she was noticed. Grandison was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of the child.

Children are not allowed onto the gaming floors, but the gift shop is located on the second floor of the casino’s main atrium in an area where all ages are permitted to be. Children are allowed there and in the restaurant areas.

The gift shop is only a few feet from the Times Square casino floor entrance, where security is posted to make sure no underage patrons enter and where police say the mother was gambling at the time her daughter was found.

— Domenick Rafter

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