Police: Child found wandering around Walmart parking lot, Geneva woman ticketed

Posted at: 12/10/2012 10:05 AM

A Geneva woman is facing charges after police say a seven-year-old child was found wandering around a Walmart parking lot.

Patricia Smith, 27, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

State Police say they were called to the Canandaigua Walmart around 10 p.m. Friday after a citizen saw two children – ages seven and two -- left unattended in Smith’s vehicle. Investigators say the seven-year-old child was able to get out of the vehicle and was found wandering around.

Troopers say after nearly 40 minutes, Smith returned to the vehicle. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in court on December 11.