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NJ's 'tanning mom' after being cleared of charge: Life has been a 'living hell' and I'm moving

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FILE - In this May 2, 2012 file photo, Patricia Krentcil, 44, waits to be arraigned at the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, N.J., where she appeared on charges of endangering her 5-year-old child by taking her into a tanning salon. A grand jury in New Jersey has decided to let Krentcil a woman who gained overnight notoriety as "the tanning mom" bronze away in peace. Prosecutors in Newark said Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 a grand jury refused to indict Patricia Krentcil on a charge she took her young daughter into a tanning booth with her. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) (The Associated Press)

A New Jersey woman widely known as "the tanning mom" is celebrating a grand jury's refusal to indict her on a charge she unlawfully let her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.

Patricia Krentcil addressed reporters outside her Nutley home Tuesday night by yelling: "cha-ching!" Prosecutors announced earlier in the day she no longer faced a child endangerment charge.

She says her life has been "a living hell" and she plans to move to London for a year to decompress while her husband and kids stay in New Jersey.

Krentcil became a tabloid sensation because of her own deep tan and professed love of tanning. She says "tanning is not a crime" and she'll keep at it.

Asked what she learned from the whole episode, she replied, "People suck."

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