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White-Collar crime turns deadly!

Before I get into this post I want to say, it is human to make a bad decision about a particular situation once in your life. I believe we all have a human right to a second chance. But once that one chance is given and you do ‘right out wrong’ and totally disregard others, you have crossed the line. As I have previously mentioned on numerous postings we are not here to judge, nor to belittle anyone. What I hope to do is present these situations to women all over the world so that they will not make these bad decisions.

tianna The post today, is far different from any I have blogged, because it involves not only a white-collar cover-up, but the fatal death of a 7-year-old child. How it unfolds brings to mind the saying by Sir Walter Scott, “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!”  What does that have to do with this case, everything! Deception end results was the death of a child.

Today’s bad girl CrimeDiva, Tianna Edwards, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, already had a felon record for previous white-collar crimes; as a matter of fact according to records she was on probation for insurance fraud when this . . . no, these charges came about.

According to records, Ms. Edwards, during early 2008 used her sister-in-law name and information to get licensed for two child care centers in Philadelphia. She was unable to do so in her own name because she has a felony conviction,which bar her from doing so. [I’m not sure if it is because of the connection, or receiving state and federal funds that prohibits the licensing.] So, this is when the deception began. In all legal and practical matters Ms. Edwards was the actual owner and operator of the centers.

According to the record, from early 2008 through 2011, Ms. Edwards collected over $1.4 millions in state and federal funds to run and operate these centers. There was no mentioned that the money was misused, but she was charged with fraud because she was not licensed to receive these funds. [It was not disclosed if she had her sister-in-law permission to use her information.]

The records further indicates that the day care centers reportedly had numerous  complaints filed with the state including allegations that Ms. Edwards was posing as her sister-in-law, drugs were being sold out of the centers, and an employee had run through the center with a gun. Some of those claims were never investigated. One of the center was shut down on a fire-safety violations, broken furniture, and unqualified staff, and Ms. Edwards was cited for “gross incompetence, negligence, and misconduct.” The other center remained open until the 7 year-old drown in a pool unsupervised there on June 29, 2012 . The web was still being tangled as the records indicate Ms. Edwards was receiving public welfare, and the funds were being used for living a fashionable lifestyle, gambling, drugs use, and some business expenses.

Ms. Edwards faces a maximum sentence up to 100 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of up to $1.25 million, and a $500 special assessment.  In addition, she has been charged with manslaughter and is being held in jail.

Ms. Edwards is only 32 years old, her greed topped with a gambling and other addictions unfortunately has led her to probably spend the rest of her life in prison. Just think, if she would not have circumvent the system to get that license to open a day care center none of this would have occurred and a 7-year-old child would still be alive.


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