Bonnie Sweeten

(Bonnie Sweeten, in 2009 mug shot.)

Bucks County Abduction Hoax Mom Gets 8+ Years For $1M Fraud

A Philadelphia-area woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from her employer before calling in a hoax carjacking and fleeing to Disney World with her young daughter.


(Bonnie Sweeten, in 2009 mug shot.)

Judge’s Ruling Portends Long Fraud Sentence For Bucks County Hoax Mom

A federal judge has ruled that the value of the fraud committed by suburban hoaxer Bonnie Sweeten was over $1 million, which keeps her federal guideline sentence in the range of 8½ to 10 years in prison.


(Bonnie Sweeten, in file photo.)

Judge: Pa. Mom In Kidnap Hoax Faces Stiff Sentence

A suburban Philadelphia mother should expect significant prison time for swindling her boss and a relative of as much as $1 million before staging a hoax kidnapping and taking her 9-year-old daughter to Disney World, a federal judge said Thursday.


(Bonnie Sweeten, in file photo.)

Sentencing Underway For Kidnap Hoax Mom Bonnie Sweeten

The Bucks County mother who fabricated a kidnapping tale and fled to Disney World with her nine-year-old daugther had her sentencing for fraud and identify theft postponed after a number of issues were raised at Thursday’s hearing.


Bonnie Sweeten

Bucks County Mom In Kidnap Hoax Pleads Guilty In Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia woman who staged a hoax kidnapping in 2009 that ended at Disney World appears poised to plead to a $700,000 financial scheme.


Bonnie Sweeten

Pa. Kidnap Hoax Mom Set To Plead In $700K Fraud

A suburban Philadelphia mom who staged a racially charged hoax kidnapping amid a $700,000 fraud investigation appears ready to admit the financial crimes.


Federal Judge Denies Bail for Bucks County Hoax Mom

Bonnie Sweeten’s bid for bail has been denied. She’ll remain locked up until she stands trial, now scheduled for late November, on federal fraud charges.


Feds Keep the Lid on Bonnie Sweeten

by KYW’s Tony Hanson The Bucks County, Pa. woman who faked her own abduction and then fled to Disney World has finished her county prison term for identity theft and making false reports — but now […]