Another Mother Arrested For Using False Address To Enroll Child In School

Clutch Magazine

April 18, 2011


The 33 year old mother used the address of her son’s babysitter, Ana Rebecca Marques, to enroll her son at Brookside Elementary. Marques was evicted from her public housing tenement for her participation. The Norwalk Housing Authority filed a complaint against McDowell in January, which sparked the police investigation into the family’s residency. The mother provided an affidavit of residency dated last September, listing her home as the Roodner Court public housing complex in Norwalk. She confessed to police during the investigation that she had actually been living in Bridgeport when she enrolled her son in school. McDowell stated that she had a friend in Norwalk that owned a home and allowed her to sleep there at night, but that she had to vacate during the day until he returned from work and that she also stays in the Norwalk Emergency Shelter on occasion.
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