Albany Mother Pleads Not Guilty To Child Endangering Charges

By
Cheri Russo

Dateline
Updated Wed, Aug 17, 2011 3:38 pm

The Albany woman accused of leaving her toddler child in a car while fleeing the scene of a crime says she's not guilty.

Cassandra Smith, 25, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of passing bad checks, breaking and entering, theft and endangering children.

Prosecutors say she wrote checks to to Bradley Bartlett which he deposited into a checking account he had opened in their three-year-old son's name, knowing the checks would not be honored.

They say he then withdrew the money from the account.

Smith is also accused of breaking into a shed and loading scrap metal into a truck that she and Bartlett were test driving from Southeast Imports.  

Smith and Bartlett allegedly left their three year old son in the vehicle at the time and fled the crime scene on foot.

Bond was set at $25,000.00

Smith is also facing a possession of heroin charge in another case.

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