Homeless woman's crime spree finally comes to an end --
Stealing services??? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?!?!? What about all those illegals stealing services?
"Tanya McDowell, a homeless single mother from Bridgeport, is charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny for signing up her 5-year-old son to attend nearby Norwalk schools under the address of a friend," reports Yahoo!'s Lookout blog.
The friend was booted from public housing for helping McDowell, and McDowell's son was kicked out of his Nowalk school. The homeless mother of one now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Ironically, McDowell occasionally stays in a Nowalk homeless shelter, and could've registered that address to qualify her son. When asked about the merits of punishing a homeless woman for trying to save her son from a life of poverty, Norwalk school board president Jack Chiaramonte said, "There has to be a penalty for stealing our services."