Norfolk mom found playing Bingo while 6 kids were home alone

Posted at 12:35 PM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 20:33:57-04

Norfolk, Va. - A 35-year-old Norfolk mom was arrested Monday night after reportedly leaving six children home alone while she played Bingo.

Amy Vela

Amy Vela

Norfolk Police say they received a phone call around 7:00 p.m. reporting several young children alone inside of a home in the 1000 block of Denhart Street.

Police, Fire Rescue, and Child Protective Services responded to the home and found six children, ranging in age from 5-months to 10-years, alone at the home. None of the children were injured.

Their 35-year-old mother, Amy Vela, was located an hour and a half later at an area Bingo hall.

She has been charged with six counts of Felony Child Neglect. A judge granted her a $4,000 bond on the condition that she have no contact with the children until it is approved by Child Protective Services. It is not known whether she has posted bond yet.