BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a New Jersey woman left a 4-year-old girl alone in a hotel room while she gambled at a Pennsylvania casino.

Police went to the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem around 4 a.m. Saturday after the girl was found wandering alone in the casino’s hotel lobby. The girl told the officers she was looking for Rebecca Yandoli, a 26-year-old Hunterdon County resident who was soon found gambling on the main floor of the casino.

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Authorities say Yandoli told officers she had left the girl alone in the hotel room around 1:15 a.m. and then went to gamble. She’s been charged with child endangerment.

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It wasn’t known Tuesday if Yandoli has retained an attorney. Authorities have said if she was related to the girl.

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