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05/28/2014 05:03 EDT | Updated 07/28/2014 05:59 EDT

Valerie Poulin Collins, Quebec Baby Abduction Suspect, Charged

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - A woman is facing two kidnapping-related charges in connection with the abduction of a day-old newborn from a Quebec maternity ward.

Valerie Poulin Collins was charged Wednesday in Trois-Rivieres, even though she was unable to appear in court.

Crown prosecutor Marie-Eve Paquet tells reporters the 21-year-old woman is unconscious and intubated in hospital.

A provincial police spokesman says investigators have been unable to question the woman because of her condition.

Police arrested Poulin Collins on Monday, three hours after a woman posing as a nurse snatched a 16-hour-old infant from a local hospital.

Officers tracked down Poulin Collins with the help of locals who recognized the woman from a photo sent out with an Amber Alert.

Police arrested the woman at home and returned the missing baby girl to her parents.

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