AKRON, Ohio (WHAS11) – An Akron, Ohio mother is in jail because she lied to get her daughters in a better school district.
"My girls need me. I've never, ever, went a day without seeing them off, never,” Kelly Williams-Bolar, mother, said. “My oldest daughter is sixteen. I need to be there for my kids. I need to be a supporter for them."
40-year-old Williams-Bolar was convicted for lying about her residency. She used the girl's father’s address on their school paperwork.
The school district officials hired a private investigator and found her driving her girls into that district when she wasn't paying taxes for that area.
They want Williams-Bolar to pay $30,000 in back tuition.
A judge sentenced her to nine days in jail and 80 hours of community service.
"I felt that some punishment or deterrent was needed for other individuals who might think to defraud the various systems,” Judge Patricia Cosgrove of Summit County Ohio said.
Williams-Bolar says she plans on appealing her conviction.