Mom, daughter sentenced in substitute teacher case

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP (AP) - A 24-year-old woman accused of trying to pose as a substitute school teacher for her mother has been ordered to do 20 days of community service.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports that Dayonlynn Bell was sentenced Monday on a false pretense charge in Waterford Township's 51st District Court.

Bell's mother, 44-year-old Donna Farley, received the same sentence. They also received a year's probation. Both women are from Flint.

Authorities say Bell used her mother's teacher identification while pretending to be a substitute at Riverside Elementary in Waterford Township.

Farley had worked for a private company that provides teaching services.

Authorities say Bell told them that she impersonated her mother because Farley didn't want to miss an appointment. Police say the women later told authorities that they needed money.

Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015