Tanning Booth Mom No Longer on Probation

Patricia Krentcil is accused of bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing burns to the girl's body

Friday, May 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 AM EDT
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A New Jersey woman arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth said Wednesday that she was innocent of the charges but admits to excessive tanning herself. Meanwhile, the owner of the  tanning booth in question says the girl waited outside while her mother tanned in the booth for 12 minutes. Pat Battle reports from Newark.

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A New Jersey woman arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth said Wednesday that she was innocent of the charges but admits to excessive tanning herself. Meanwhile, the owner of the tanning booth in question says the girl waited outside while her mother tanned in the booth for 12 minutes. Pat Battle reports from Newark.

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NJ Mom Arrested for Tanning Booth Trip

A New Jersey woman was arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the girl to suffer burns. But the mom says her daughter was never exposed to tanning booth lights and was only slightly burned by sunlight while playing outdoors. Ida Siegal reports.

Tanning Booth Mom: Daughter Never Exposed

PREVIEW: The New Jersey mom who was arrested on a child endangerment charge for allegedly taking her daughter into a tanning salon room says the girl was never exposed to UV rays from the booth. Watch her full interview with NBC 4 New York Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m.
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Court officials say the New Jersey mom accused of taking her then-5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth is no longer on probation.      

Patricia Krentcil is free on $2,500 bond, charged with child endangerment following her arrest last month in Nutley.      

The arrest got the attention of authorities in Camden County. That's where Krentcil was sentenced to five years' probation in 1999 for credit card theft, forgery and theft for writing bad checks. 

In 2001, a bench warrant was issued for her failure to appear at a probation hearing.      

Court officials in Camden County on Friday said her probation had been terminated and she would not be required to appear in court.      

Krentcil is due back in court next month to face the allegation of causing skin burns to her daughter.     

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