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Racine woman accused of running fake daycare, defrauding state out of $27K

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine woman is now charged after police say she recieved funds for a child care facility when she wasn't operating one.

Tonia Canady is now charged with Public Assistance- Fraud/Get Benefits.

According to the criminal complaints, Canady fraudulently reported that she was operating a state funded child care facility on Oakes Road between the dates of August 31, 2010 and February 2, 2012.

Canady admitted to police that she had not been providing day care during those dates as she had been working at a nursing home facility. 

The investigation revealed, that Canady did not actually provide child care for any children at the residence but recieved state funds to provide certified care which resulted in an over payment in the amount of $26,844.

A police raid revealed that there were no items in the home consistent with running a child care facility.

When questioned, Canady allegedly said "I didn't do day care, give me a piece of paper, I write it that I didn't do day care, I just want to get this over with."


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