More charges filed against accused fake teacher

NORWALK - Weston police have filed additional charges against a New York woman accused of faking her credentials to work with autistic children.

Police say Stacey Lore, founder of Spectrum Kids, collected about $300,000 from the Weston Board of Education after telling them she had a PhD and was certified to work with children that had autism.

Lore is already facing similar charges in Norwalk. She is accused of bilking more than $150,000 from that district.

Investigators say there was no legal requirement for the school districts to check her credentials. However, Gov. Jodi Rell (R-Conn.) signed a bill today that she says establishes clear standards for such teaching position.

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