Ohio Mother Of Two Is Convicted For Falsifying Records To Get Her Daughters Into Better Schools

Family & Kids

March 20, 2019 13:20 By Mambee

An Ohio mother has been thrown behind bars for trying to get her daughters a better education the wrong way. Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted and sent to prison for nine days for falsifying residency documents.

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She reportedly used her father’s address to claim a residency status that would allow her girls to attend a higher-performing suburban school.

Four years earlier, Kelley decided that she would send her daughters to a high-ranked school in neighboring Copley-Fairlawn School District; however, that wasn’t possible because that wasn’t her original district of residence.

Usually, parents are not convicted for lying about residency, but Kelley’s case was different because while other parents removed their wards from the schools, Kelley fought to keep them in.

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The district then hired a private investigator, and Kelley was seen driving her kids into the district despite being confronted by authorities. She then was asked to pay $30,000 in back tuition, but she refused.

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This was when she was indicted and sentenced to 10 days in county jail and put on three years of probation. Also, Kelley was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.

While speaking about the situation, Kelley revealed that she committed the crime to do better for her kids.

"I did this for them, so there it is. I did this for them."

It was also revealed that the judge had written a letter to the State Department of Education requesting they not invalidate Kelley's teaching license because of her offense.

Kelley plans to appeal the case and has received a lot of financial support to achieve that.

Unfortunately, Kelley isn’t the only mother facing such a hard time with the law because of their child’s education. Actress Lori Loughlin was charged for bribing USC with $500,000 to have their daughters admitted as recruits to the college's crew team.

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Also, Felicity Huffman and her spouse reportedly spent $15,000 disguised as a ‘charitable payment’ to facilitate improved SAT scores for their youngest daughter.

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It’s somewhat understandable that parents can do anything get their kids’ into good schools; however, it is advised that all things be done legally to avoid incriminating yourself or harming your kids’ future.

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