WATERFORD (WWJ) — 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.

Dayonlynn Bell was sentenced Monday on a false pretense charge in Waterford Township’s 51st District Court.

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

According to a police, Bell used her mother’s teacher identification while pretending to be a substitute teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Waterford Township. She was arrested after being confronted by school officials. Farley was later arrested while her daughter was being interviewed by police.

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


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