Autism Loses Over 300k: Arrest Made

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The police department in Weston, Connecticut arrested Stacy Lore earlier this week.  Lore was the proprietor of Spectrum Kids LLC, an organization that provided services to autistic children in various school districts throughout Connecticut.  However, Lore did not hold the degrees and certifications that she claimed to; meaning that she did not hold the requirements to carry out the services that she was.

Lore had told the Weston Board of Education that she was a certified behavior analyst, and therefore could be contracted to administer behavioral intervention services.  In addition, Lore claimed to have a Master’s Degree from St. John’s University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercy College.  Through her work at Spectrum Kids LLC, she was paid $300, 350 for services she provided to children in the special education program.

This is not even the first time Lore had been arrested on these charges.  She was arrested in March, for fraud conducted in the Norwalk, Connecticut school system.  Through the Norwalk school system, she was paid $150,000.

When the superintendent of Weston Schools, Jerome Belair, first discovered that Lore had been arrested, he wrote her a letter informing her that if the allegations against her turned out to be true, the school system would seek reparations.

Weston Police Detective Carl Filsinger believes that it is only a matter of time before her criminal activity in other school systems surfaces.

After examining Lore’s history, police discovered that she had not attended St. John’s University or Mercy College.  In fact, Lore had not even finished high school, although she had earned a G.E.D. in the state of New York.  Lastly, a certification board located in Florida had previously issued a cease and desist order against her.

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This is a follow-up to the story:

Autism Loses 150k: ‘Expert’ Fakes Identity

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