Reading, Pa. mom denies trying to sell her baby for $300

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November 21, 2013 10:43:09 AM PST
A Reading, Pennsylvania woman is denying claims that she tried to sell her own baby for $300.

Police say Jessica Alberta approached a neighbor in September, and asked if she was willing to buy the child.

The neighbor declined and called social services to report the incident.

According to WFMZ-TV, however, Alberta says she did nothing wrong.

She claims her neighbor is actually the one who proposed the sale.

"She tried to get custody of my daughter because I was sprung out on crack, and she tried to ask me if I wanted to give her my daughter for $300. I told her no," Alberta said.

Police say Alberta also threatened to stab her neighbor during an argument over the incident.