Published 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
STAMFORD — A Pennsylvania lady convicted of pretending to be a youngsters’s autism therapist who stole greater than $300,000 from native households and faculty districts has been accused of not reimbursing the households.
Stacy Lore, 41, turned herself over to the Office of Adult Probation on the Stamford courthouse and was charged this week with violation of probation.
Lore was accused in 2009 of posing as a board-licensed conduct analyst and informed Norwalk faculty officers she had two grasp’s levels and a doctorate to be certified as a marketing consultant on autism remedy providers.
Lore was sentenced in 2010 to 3 years in jail after pleading responsible to first-diploma larceny.
When Lore was launched in 2012, she was ordered to make restitution throughout her 5 years of probation to 2 households she stole from. However, authorities say she has solely paid $242.
Victims stated they paid Lore tens of hundreds of dollars in change for what they thought was specialised remedy for their autistic youngsters.
Judge Gary White stated Wednesday Lore might have taken $300,000 from the cities of Norwalk and Wilton by falsely representing she was licensed to deal with autism.
White ordered Lore to pay a $three,500 money courtroom look bond, which she posted and was launched after her arraignment. The cash shall be used to reimburse her victims, Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Ferencek stated.
Lore’s public defender Howard Ehring stated his shopper has help of her household who put up the bond.
“She has been having some difficulties making restitution,” he stated. “Since she has been released, she has children and she has been trying to get employment, but it has been difficult to get a job in her situation.”
In a letter from one of many households calling for Lore’s arrest, a lady stated she paid her greater than $20,000 to work together with her autistic son.
“Stacy used my son’s disability to line her pockets,” Margaret Kozlark wrote. “When she was arrested for her fraud, she dismissed her lack of a degree as ‘just a piece of paper.’”
Kozlark stated the debt from the rip-off ended her marriage and Lore’s unqualified remedy brought about a setback for her son who now wants extra assist than the faculties can present.
In one other letter to the courtroom, Kimberly Tromba stated Lore “stole” $12,706 from her household for 18 months of remedy for her autistic son. Tromba despatched the courtroom footage from Lore’s Facebook web page, boasting about her new vacuum, new automotive, tattoos and costly front room tv.
Tromba additionally stated her marriage ended due to the pressure her son’s sickness and Lore placed on their relationship.
“Her reckless therapy not only increased (her son’s) behaviors, he also became very withdrawn and regressed,” Tromba wrote. “The damage has cost thousands upon thousands to try to correct what cannot be undone. Stacy willfully changed my son’s projectory and quality of life forever.”