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More than $95,000 raised for Arizona mom who left kids in hot car

More than $95,000 raised for Arizona mom who left kids in hot car

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 8, 2014

It's not the first time we have heard about a parent leaving their child in a hot car. But this time, there is a twist.

An Arizona woman is facing charges for leaving her two young kids in a car while she went to a job interview at a insurance company in Scottsdale.

Shanesha Taylor, 35, pled not guilty in court Monday.

Taylor, who is unemployed and on food stamps, left her 2-year-old son and 6-month-old baby in her car while she went to a job interview at an insurance company.

The children were found by a passerby and the police were called. Taylor was arrested when she returned to the vehicle.

The kids are OK, but if Taylor is convicted she is facing up to seven years in prison.

Now for the twist.

Taylor's tearful mug shot and story caught the attention of 24-year-old Amanda Bishop of New Jersey. She says the story touched her, so she set up a fundraising page for Taylor.

So far, $95,000 has been donated.

Of course, there are critics too. According to the Huffington Post, there are more than 1,000 comments on the fundraising site many of which accuse Taylor of child abuse and say Bishop is supporting that abuse.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.