Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hoax Mom Bonnie Sweeten learned her fate on charges of fraud today.
Bonnie Sweeten, 40, formerly of Feasterville, was sentenced today to 100 months, or eight years, in prison for fraud schemes and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,091,831 and a special assessment of $200. Sweeten remains in federal custody. A federal judge ruled that Bonnie Sweeten stole more than $1 million from business associates and family members before reporting a fake carjacking and fleeing to Disney World with her daughter. Sweeten pleaded guilty June 21, 2011 to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attornery's Office, Sweeten stole funds from family members, from the law office where she had been employed, and from the law firm’s clients. She used the identity …
Bonnie Sweeten's sentencing hearing for fraud charges will continue today; she has already served one year for a kidnapping hoax perpetrated in Southampton back in 2009.
"Hoax Mom" Bonnie Sweeten's sentencing hearing resumes today. 6ABC is reporting that Sweeten may speak to the judge today before he pronounces her sentence to make one last plea for leniency. A federal judge ruled that Bonnie Sweeten stole more than $1 million from business associates and family members before reporting a fake carjacking and fleeing to Disney World with her daughter. Sweeten, 40, formerly of Feasterville, has spent one year in prison on the fake kidnapping claim. She returns to court today to receive a sentencing on the additional fraud charges. Sweeten plead guilty to fraud and aggravated identity theft last year. In exchange for her guilty pleas, prosecutors are seeking a penalty of 10 years in prison.
Friday, June 17, 2011
It is reported that Bonnie Sweeten, who falsely claimed she was abducted from her SUV on a busy Southampton road in 2009, will enter into a plea deal on fraud charges.
A Bucks County woman who claimed both she and her daughter were abducted in Upper Southampton in 2009 was recently back in court. The Bucks County Courier Times reports Bonnie Sweeten, 40, plans to enter a guilty plea rather than stand trial on charges she stole $700,000 from her former employer, a Lower Southampton law firm, several of the firm's clients and an elderly relative. Sweeten, was charged with fraud, identity theft and money laundering in May 2010. She has been held without bail since that time. The mother of three, formerly of Feasterville, gained national attention when she called 911 and claimed two black men had carjacked her SUV on Street Road and forced her and her 9-year-old daughter into the trunk of their waiting car…