The stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl accused of lying that the child was living with her

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing New Hampshire girl accused of lying that the child was living with her to collect welfare benefits has been released from jail on bail. Kayla Montgomery, 31, was released from a Manchester jail on Friday night. She needs to check in daily with police, continue with substance abuse treatment, and have no contact with the child’s father, who had custody of Harmony Montgomery. Harmony was last seen in 2019 at age 5 — but authorities didn’t know she was missing until last year. Kayla Montgomery has been in jail since January on the theft by deception charge. More recently, she was arrested on unrelated charges of receiving stolen firearms. She’s pleaded not guilty.

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