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3 N.J. women accused of dumping ex-friend in cold

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. - Three women are accused of abandoning a former friend wearing only a dress and a shoe in 8-degree weatheralong the New Jersey- New York border.

North Bergen police say the women were seeking revenge becausethe 19-year-old had sued one of the women's insurance company aftera car accident.

Lt. Frank Cannella says the victim suffered serious frostbite onboth feet and may need surgery.

Twenty-two-year-old Maria Contreras-Luciano of Dumont,20-year-old Amber Crespo and 21-year-old Dyanne Velasquez, both ofNorth Bergen, face kidnapping, assault and conspiracy charges.

They each posted $200,000 bail.

A motorist let the teen use a cell phone, but refused to giveher a ride. Another motorist took her to a hospital and shereported the incident four days later.

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