November 1, 2014

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Akron woman jailed 9 days over kids’ school address

AKRON — An Ohio woman convicted of improperly enrolling her children in a neighboring school district has left jail after serving nine days.

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network is trying to raise money online so Kelley Williams-Bolar can appeal her case. She indicated to the Akron-Beacon Journal following her release Wednesday that she was overwhelmed by support and attention.

A jury this month convicted the Akron woman of felony records tampering. Prosecutors said she registered her two daughters for school using her father’s address in the suburban Copley-Fairlawn district.

The Beacon-Journal reported Williams-Bolar was sentenced to 10 days in jail but the judge gave her credit for one day of time served when she was arrested in November 2009.