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Police: Woman left 5 children alone in car while she gambled

Security officers found abandoned kids, paged mom to leave casino

Police: Woman left 5 children alone in car while she gambled

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A woman left her five children alone in her car while she gambled at the Sands Casino, police said.

Yulissa Troncoso, of Allentown, was charged Friday with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

"She took a gamble, and she lost," said Lt. Mark DiLuzio, Bethlehem Police Dept.

Casino security officers discovered the children alone in the car on the evening of July 26 and paged Troncoso over the casino's public address system.

Troncoso returned about an hour after leaving the children, who range in age from 10 months to 12 years, said police, adding that they were not injured.

The windows of the vehicle were cracked about two inches, police said.

Troncoso, 33, was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail.

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Allentown, PA 18102




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