Mom, Aunt Accused of Attempted Custodial Kidnapping

Willimantic police have arrested a mother who is accused of trying to abduct her daughter and child’s aunt.

Police said they received a complaint Friday after 20-year-old Simiona Toj-Chach, of Willimantic, took her biological daughter from a home in town and was headed out of state with the child. They said she does not have custody of the child.

Investigators found Toj-Chach and she agreed to return to Willimantic, according to police. Then they learned that Simiona Toj-Chach’s sister, 22-year-old Antonia Toj-Chach, of Minnesota, had driven to Willimantic to pick up the mother and child and they started driving back to Minnesota in violation of a court order, according to police.

The sister knew of the court order and that Simiona Toj-Chach had no parental rights to the child, police said.

Simiona Toj-Chach and Antonia Toj-Chach were charged with criminal attempt to commit custodial interference, conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the second degree, risk of injury and breach of peace.

Simiona Toj-Chach was held on a $100,000 cash/surety bond and Antonia Toj-Chach was held on a $50,000 cash/surety bond.

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