Woman Wanted In Rocky Mount Charged For Leaving Son In Hotel Room

A New York woman wanted in North Carolina on counterfeiting charges has been accused of leaving her 5-year-old son alone in a hotel room at the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Connecticut State Police say Xiao Xu Wu was charged Wednesday with risk of injury to a minor after her son called 911 and said he was left alone.

When police came to the hotel room, they found the child alone and a note with Wu's cell phone number. She told lawmen she was planning to just be gone for an hour.

Police said the 38-year-old Wu had pending immigration charges and was wanted in Rocky Mount, on counterfeiting charges. Reports say she had more than a million dollars in fake merchandise, from Louis Vuitton purses to Nike shoes, for sale at a flea market in Rocky Mount.

She also was charged as a fugitive from justice and held on a $200,000 bond.

The state has taken the child into custody.

The case was continued to Feb. 24. It's not known if Wu is represented by a lawyer.


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  • by JusticeForAll on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:39 PM
    This woman is obviously taking advantage of the "Flea Market Loophole" and is selling these items without a proper license, and without doing background checks. This is an obvious case where we need a LOT more laws about "purse control" to prevent this sort of tragedy...
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM
    Deport this scum out of the United States. I feel bad for her son.
  • by LSD Location: Henrico on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
    One sorry woman.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 01:38 PM
    Please. When I was 5 I had a full time job. What is the country coming to when kids that age cannot provide for themselves for a few hours? Truly tragic. And why do the police hate the free-market and capitalism? It's fine for Nike and such to use slave labor to produce goods but not okay to sell a knockoff to provide the American dream for youself? Truly tragic this country is.
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      by D on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM in reply to
      Are you nuts?
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:30 AM in reply to
      If you had a full-time job at the age of 5 yrs. old, someone needs to be investigated.
  • by ??? on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    Rocky Mount has a casino? Really?
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      by yukon on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:45 AM in reply to ???
      yea they got everything else lol
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      by just me on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:04 AM in reply to ???
      I think she was in Connecticut at a casino.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to ???
      She was selling the counterfeit goods in Rocky Mount; she was caught leaving her son alone in a hotel room, while gambling, which is located in Connecticut. She gets around.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:37 AM
    Smart little guy. Wonder what gave him the courage to call for help?
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