Child care provider pleads guilty to fraudA Burnett County day care provider has pleaded guilty to defrauding the WisconsinShares program.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
SIREN, Wis. (AP) — A Burnett County day care provider has pleaded guilty to defrauding the WisconsinShares program.
Kelly Martin has been placed on probation for three years and has been ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution, in addition to the $10,000 she has already paid.
Martin owned day care centers in Siren and Danbury. Prosecutors say she received reimbursements from the state program for caring for children of low-income families.
WQOW-TV reports state investigators say Martin paid off area mothers to allow her to claim their children, even though they didn't attend her day care centers in Danbury and Siren.
Information from: WQOW-TV, http://www.wqow.com.