Probation charge dropped against tanned Nutley mom

Court officials say the mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth is no longer on probation. Patricia Krentcil is free on

CAMDEN - Court officials say the mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth is no longer on probation. Patricia Krentcil is free on $2,500 bond, charged with child endangerment following her arrest last month in Nutley.

The arrest got the attention of authorities in Camden County. That's where Krentcil was sentenced to five years' probation in 1999 for credit card theft, forgery and theft for writing bad checks. In 2001, a bench warrant was issued for her failure to appear at a probation hearing.

Court officials in Camden County today said her probation had been terminated and she would not be required to appear in court.

Krentcil is due back in court next month to face the allegation of causing skin burns to her daughter. Krentcil says the accusations are false, and her daughter got sunburned outside.

Nutley mom denies daughter's burns are from tanning booth

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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