New York — The fake mom targeted by the FBI in the sensational kidnapping of Carlina White is a drug-addled drifter with a lengthy rap sheet that includes busts for embezzlement, forgery and theft, authorities said yesterday.
Ann Pettway, a shadowy figure who used multiple aliases and birth dates as she traveled from Connecticut to Georgia to North Carolina, dropped out of sight yesterday with the law hot on her trail.
Her home in North Carolina stood empty and she did not show up at the home of her mother, Mary Pettway, in Bridgeport, Conn., as she had vowed during an interview with The Post.
“As we’ve learned of her involvement in this abduction, we’ve been working to locate her, and we haven’t been able to reach her,” said Keith Acree, a spokesman for the Department of Correction in North Carolina, where Pettway is on parole until June 2012 after her conviction on an embezzlement charge.
Her status requires permission to leave the state.
“She has not sought permission and permission has not been granted for her to leave,” Acree said.