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Mother, daughter enter pleas in fake substitute case

Associated Press

Waterford Township — A woman accused of trying to pose as her mother to work as a Detroit-area substitute teacher faces sentencing next month along with her mom.

Dayonlynn Bell, 24, and Donna Farley, 44, pleaded no contest Monday to charges of false pretenses in 51st District Court. The Flint women face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Sentencing is March 16. A no contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

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

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