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Bonnie Sweeten Set to Plead in $700K Fraud

Woman who called 911 and reported that two black men kidnapped her and her daughter to plead guilty to fraud

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    Bonnie Sweeten Set to Plead in $700K Fraud
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    The 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.

    Listen to Bonnie Sweeten's 9-1-1 Call

    [PHI] Listen to Bonnie Sweeten's 9-1-1 Call
    After her guilty plea and sentencing on misdemeanor charges, the prosecutor played Bonnie Sweeten's abduction hoax 9-1-1 call.
    (Published Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009)

    Sweeten has three daughters from two marriages, including one who was an infant when she fled in May 2009.