Markuiria Tate says another woman had taken her daughter’s pictures and falsely claimed that the child was her own.
A mother from North Carolina received a surprising message on Facebook from someone claiming that another woman had been using her 8-month-old daughter’s photos to deceive people into giving her baby clothes and money.
Markuiria Tate shared with The North Carolina Beat that a friend of Brianna Koski Turunen from Wadesboro had reached out to her to inform her about Brianna’s deceitful actions. Although Tate didn’t know Brianna personally, she later discovered that Brianna had recently started following her on Facebook and had been showing a lot of interest in her posts since May 2023.
Tate, who is a content creator and makeup artist, initially thought that Brianna was interested in getting her makeup done, given her engagement with Tate’s makeup-related posts. However, it turned out that Brianna had ulterior motives and wanted pictures of Tate’s 8-month-old daughter, Amoura, for reasons unknown.
Instead of resorting to legs in the ceiling and bussin it down to have a child of her own, Brianna thought it would be acceptable to use another mother’s child as a pawn for her scamming ways.
Not only did a friend of Brianna reach out to Tate, but other women also informed her that Brianna, under the Facebook page name ‘Karii Karii’ (which has since been deactivated), had attempted the same deceitful scheme.
One woman named Margaret Mooney messaged Tate on a Friday evening to reveal that Brianna Koski Turunen had been using Tate’s child’s pictures as her own.
Another friend of Brianna, Layna, who is no longer on good terms with her, also contacted Tate to express her concerns. Layna disclosed that she had asked a friend to reach out to Tate because she was worried, and confirmed that Brianna had been using Tate’s daughter’s photos.
Brianna Koski Turunen told her friend that Markuiria Tate signed her parental rights to her.
In the screenshot, Layna informed Tate that she had asked Brianna if she knew Tate, and Brianna had responded by saying that she and Tate were related and that Tate had given up her parental rights.
“I logged her to her facebook just snooping found your page since your baby & got sick to my stomach knowing that she been lying to me,” Layna told Tate in a Facebook message.
We contacted Brianna on Sunday night for comment, but she was at work and said she would call us back because she was tired of people “lying on her name.”
However, she never returned our call before this story was published.