Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

A woman ac­cused of fak­ing a preg­nancy and steal­ing a baby to fool her base­ball player hus­band into think­ing he was the fa­ther has pled guilty.

Amalia Ta­bata-Pereira, 44, pled guilty in Tampa, Fla., on Wed­nes­day on charges of kid­nap­ping, in­ter­fer­ence with cus­tody and im­per­son­at­ing a pub­lic of­fi­cer.

Ta­bata-Pereira is mar­ried to Pitts­burgh Pi­rates rookie out­fielder Jose Ta­bata, 21.

In March 2009, Ta­bata-Pereira posed as an im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cial and threat­ened a mi­grant worker and her boyfriend with de­por­ta­tion if they didn’t give their baby girl to Pereira, pros­e­cu­tors say. The mother com­plied, then con­tacted po­lice six hours later to re­port a kid­nap­ping.

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