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Mother Accused of Trying to Sell Kids on Facebook

Woman needed cash for boyfriend's bail


misty vanhornA woman in Oklahoma is under arrest today after being accused of trying to sell her two young children via Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

The woman — Misty VanHorn of Sallisaw, Okla. — needed the money to bail her boyfriend out of jail, the New York Daily News reports.

Using the social media site, VanHorn allegedly contacted a woman in Fort Smith, Ark. and tried to make a deal for her children. VanHorn is accused of offering the two kids — one 10 months old and one two years — individually or as a package. The woman could purchase the older child for $1,000 or both for $4,000.

The woman contacted the police out of concern for the children. VanHorn is now being held on $40,000 bond at the Sequoyah County Jail.

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