According to The Akron Beacon Journal, an Ohio prosecutor dropped grand theft charges against Kelley Williams-Bolar and her father, Edward Williams, after local school officials found she tampered with her daughters’ registration documents.
Williams-Bolar, 40, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for registering her two daughters in Copley-Fairlawn schools – which are recognized for their rigorous curriculums – although she lived in another Akron neighborhood. According to reports, Edward Williams helped enroll his granddaughters in the schools.
The school district accused Williams-Bolar, an Akron resident, of lying about her address, tampering with school documents and directing her father to file false court papers. Williams-Bolar is currently a special education aide with Akron public schools, but her career may be in jeopardy. “Ms. Williams-Bolar has been employed fulltime in good standing with Akron Public Schools since 2008, and this conviction is not an absolute bar to employment,” the school system said in a release on Jan. 28. “The decision to revoke or suspend her educational assistant certificate belongs to the Ohio Department of Education.”
Williams-Bolar told ABC News she registered her daughter in Copley-Fairlawn school to “keep her children safe” and said she lived part-time with her father.