A Murrieta woman while she went to work at a Temecula school is set to be arraigned Thursday.
Tracy Lynn Betts, 41, is scheduled to be arraigned on at 7:30 a.m. at Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, according to John Hall, spokesperson for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.
Betts allegedly left her 12-year-old daughter in a parked car on Avenida de Calazada Feb. 2 with no clothes on, and proceeded to walk to her job as a teacher's aide at , Hall said.
"Around noon, residents in the neighborhood called Temecula police to report that a naked girl was foraging for food in garbage cans," Hall said. "Officers found the girl hiding in a car belonging to Betts. The passenger-side window was cracked about an inch and there was no food, water or clothing found in the car."
Following a police investigation, Betts was arrested Feb. 16 while on duty at the school. She stayed overnight at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta and was released after posting a $15,000 bond, jail records show.
If convicted as now charged, Betts faces up to one year in custody, Hall said.