Mom arrested for leaving children alone to go to work

Shaina Bell (Trumbull County Sheriff's Office)

An Ohio woman was arrested and faces two child endangerment charges for leaving her children alone to go to work to try to support them.

Shaina Bell, 24, of Liberty Township, was arrested after leaving her two daughters, ages 10 and 2, in a Motel Six room to work at a local pizza shop.

WFMJ reported that she told officers that she usually has someone check in on her children every hour while she works.

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Bell was arrested last Thursday and she was released from the Trumbull County Jail the next day.

The station reported that the children were turned over to their father.

A GoFundMe was set up to help Bell find permanent housing. It was looking to raise $5,000 but had raised more than $80,000 by Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: The campaign had raised more than $145,000 by Friday, Feb. 19. Read what she plans to do with the donations.

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