Alice Huff-Sims (mug shot Joplin PD)

A woman from Joplin is behind bars after allegedly trying to sell a baby on Craigslist.

Authorities say they received reports from a woman who alerted them to the ad on December 7th and had set up a meeting with the woman for December 8th. 
Instead, two undercover officers posing as a couple met Alice Huff-Sims, 29, in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Joplin where a "$200 down payment for the supposed unborn child" was made.  Sims  agreed to accept $200 more at the time of the baby's birth in lieu of $100 per month she wanted until the baby's May due date. 

 After the transaction was complete, Sims was taken into custody as she attempted to leave the parking lot.

Investigators say Sims was not pregnant and had been corresponding with at least three other "potential purchasers" via text message.

According to online court records, Sims pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in November of 2002 and was sentenced to three years in prison. She also pleaded guilty to forgery in November of 2004 and received a five year sentence on that charge. 

Sims pleaded guilty to stealing for an incident in 1998--and theft/stealing for an incident in 2004.  In both of those cases her probation was revoked.

Sims has been charged with felony stealing in this case and is being held in the Jasper County jail on $5,000 bond.


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Anonymous said...

oh my gosh that is the same lady i seen on craigslist and she was trying to get teen girls to come into her home so she can take care of them and a bunch of stuff she had seemed so creepy that is soooo weird even her f.b was weird and that she was part of some church that was willing to help young girls!!