Woman Who Claimed Black Men Kidnapped Baby Will Plead Guilty

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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.

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