Pennsylvania Kidnap Hoax Mom Set to Plead in $700G Fraud
PHILADELPHIA-- A suburban Philadelphia mom who staged a hoax kidnapping while under criminal investigation is set to plead in the $700,000 fraud case.
Bonnie Sweeten, of Feasterville, has been incarcerated for two years since calling 911 and reporting that two black men had kidnapped her and a 9-year-old daughter. They were later found at Disney World.
Federal prosecutors filed papers that show the 40-year-old paralegal is set to plead rather than go to trial next week in the fraud case. She is accused of stealing money from an elderly relative and a law firm.
Sweeten served nearly a year in county prison for the false 911 call.
Sweeten has three daughters from two marriages, including one who was an infant when she fled in May 2009.