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Parents arrested in child swap case

EUNICE, La. (AP) - Police say three adults have been arrested on kidnapping charges after they allegedly agreed to swap a cockatoo and cash for two children.

Twenty-seven-year-old Brandy Lynn Romero and 46-year-old Paul J. Romero, both of Evangeline Parish, are free on a $95,000 bond on charges of aggravated kidnapping.

Police say 51-year-old Donna Louise Greenwell, of Pitkin, also charged with kidnapping, is being held on a $100,000 bond in the Evangeline Parish Jail.

Eunice Police Chief Gary Fontenot said the couple agreed to swap the bird for the children, a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.

Fontenot said the case remains under investigation.

Police say the case began with an anonymous tip from a woman who claimed the Romeros had two children with them and she was suspicious of their story.

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