Homeless Mom Says She’ll Plead Guilty In Education Theft Case; Could Get Five Years

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The lawyer for a Connecticut woman charged with enrolling her son in the wrong school district says she will be pleading guilty.

The Connecticut Post reports that lawyer Darnell Crosland says he expects Tonya McDowell to enter the plea in Norwalk Superior Court on Feb. 22. Prosecutor Michael DeJoseph says he will be recommending a five-year prison term.

McDowell was homeless last April when she was charged with felony first-degree larceny for allegedly stealing more than $15,000 worth of services from Norwalk schools. Authorities say she fraudulently enrolled her son, who was 5 at the time, in a Norwalk school using her baby sitter’s address, when her son should have attended school in Bridgeport.

McDowell pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling narcotics in another case.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

CBS Hartford 4 Charity
Win Red Sox Tickets All Season

Listen Live