Fake therapist enters guilty plea

STAMFORD - A woman pleaded guilty today to using fake credentials to work as a therapist with autistic children.

Stacy Lore admitted to charging two school districts in Norwalk and Weston nearly $500,000 for her services.

For two years, Norwalk mothers Margaret Bustell and Kimberly Graham fought for justice, saying Lore promised help for their autistic sons. They say for them the case is not just about money.

"She robbed my child of an opportunity for recovery, and for that I will never forgive her," Graham says.

Lore's attorney and prosecutors agreed to an eight-year sentence, including three years behind bars and five years of probation.

Lore will be sentenced next month, at which point the judge will also determine any restitution.

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