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Craigslist hoax: Child for sale

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Howard woman won't face criminal charges for jokingly posting an online ad to sell a 2-year-old child for $800.

Brown County authorities announced Thursday they wouldn't seek charges against the woman.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the woman, 23, doesn't have any children and she cooperated with investigators.

The woman told police she was drinking with friends and thought it would be funny to list a child for sale on Craigslist. She posted the ad Monday, but says she forgot about it until officials at Craigslist "flagged" it after a complaint from another user.

Authorities say the woman expressed remorse for the hoax.

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