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Spartanburg mom accused of leaving kids alone in car

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Antraketa Greene (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Antraketa Greene (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg mother left her children alone for the second time in less than six months, deputies said.

Spartanburg County deputies said a woman saw three kids inside 31-year-old Antraketa Greene's SUV outside of the Walgreens on Reidville Road on Friday.

The woman said all of the windows were down, the windshield wipers were on and the kids were in the front seat, deputies said. The woman told deputies she waited about 15 minutes and no one came for the kids, so she took them inside the store.

After taking the children inside to find a manager, Greene spotted her kids and became upset with the woman, deputies said. Deputies said the children were ages 1, 1 and 3.

Greene told deputies she was printing pictures for birthday invitations and left the kids in the car with the radio on but it was not running, according to a deputy's report.

The report stated that after reviewing statements and surveillance, Greene left her kids alone for 21 minutes until they were brought inside. Deputies said the children were inside the store for an additional 9 minutes before Greene spotted them.

Deputies arrested Greene on three counts of neglect of child on Tuesday. They said she also has a pending case for four of the same charges after four children were left alone in a hotel room in November.

In that case, deputies said someone at the Quality Inn on Simuel Road heard children crying and later discovered they were alone in the room.

Deputies said after they responded to the hotel, Greene returned and told them she had left them for an our or two while she went to get them a cup at Walmart but had a flat tire on her way back.

In both cases, Greene was released from jail on bond.

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