L.I mom leaves young children in car while she tries to fill phony prescription at drug store

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 18:00:26-04

A Long Island woman was arrested in East Meadow after she tried to fill a forged prescription for painkillers.

Nassau police say Cheryl Ann Shearer left her 8-year-old and 10-week-old sons in the car while she was in the drugstore.

She denied being their mother and claimed to be the babysitter.

Police say she’s been trying to fill forged prescriptions all over Nassau County for the past three months.

The mother of two was arraigned on charges including possession of a forged instrument, and endangering the welfare of a child.