LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- Kamiyah Mobley spent the first 18 years of her life raised by her kidnapper, police say -- and she had no idea.
She didn’t know her so-called mother had actually posed as a nurse and snatched her from a Florida hospital when she just a few hours old.
But in the end, a few pieces of paper may have unraveled the cold case.
“As she became an 18-year-old young woman and began to look for jobs and do different things, she had fraudulent identification,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday.
“So her Social Security card and her birth certificate were both fraudulent. And that began to raise questions, I’m sure. We’re not sure in what detail she knew or how much she knew or how much she was told,” Williams said, “but we believe that there was a conversation at some point with some explanation about why her birth documents were fraudulent.”
The sheriff did not specify whether those fake ID cards or another piece of information led to last week’s arrest of Gloria Williams, the woman who raised Mobley, in South Carolina. He said the investigation is still in its early stages.