Mother charged with leaving two-year-old daughter alone in car

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Jacksonville police have arrested a woman they said left her 2-year-old daughter in a car for an extended period of time while she was shopping.

Kandace Marie Fort, 23, of Hubert was arrested and charged with counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, exposing a child to fire and leaving a vehicle unattended.

Officers said they were called to the shopping center at 1315 Western Boulevard after receiving a report regarding the girl.

The daughter has been taken into safe custody, and the Department of Social Services was notified of the incident, officers said.

Fort is being held in lieu of $1,500 bail.

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