Autumn Braden, 19, claims she did it to 'see how eBay worked' and it 'wasn't meant to be taken seriously'.
She wrote on the eBay post: ‘An adorable child for sale can clean and hold a decent conversation very lovable but I just out grew her.’
The teenager had been caring for the child at the time. The girl is now with her mother.
Police tracked Braden down in
Allendale Township, about 15 miles west of , after being alerted of the auction. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ottawa County sheriff's Lieutenant Mark Bennett police received calls about the internet posting from as far away as , some 2,000 miles away. California
One bidder who thought it was a hoax called police when the bid was accepted and helped lead them to the woman, Lt Bennett said..