PITTSBURGH -- Police say a woman charged with staying at a western Pennsylvania shelter for battered women under false pretenses used a cell phone and computer to try to scam an Idaho couple into adopting her baby -- even though she wasn't pregnant.

The Leader-Times of Kittanning first reported Thursday that 32-year-old Amy Slanina has been jailed since Dec. 30 on charges she had drug paraphernalia and stayed at the shelter after falsely claiming to have been abused.

But now police tell The Associated Press that Slanina will also be charged next week with contacting the Idaho couple from the shelter so they'd meet her at a western Pennsylvania hospital, where they were allegedly led to believe they'd pay Slanina to adopt her fictitious baby.

Slanina is also wanted on an unrelated Ohio parole violation.

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