New state laws set to go into effect in CT

Several new laws are going into effect in southwestern Connecticut.

Starting tomorrow, first responders will be prohibited from taking photos at accident and crime scenes and showing them to others. Also, police will be required to process missing person reports without delay.

One of the new laws also makes it a crime to claim to be a board-certified behavior therapist.

The new therapist law stems from the case of a fake autism specialist who duped families and school systems in Norwalk and Weston. Stacey Lore is serving a three-year prison sentence for the scam that netted her thousands of dollars.

Violations of the law could mean $500 fines and up to five years in prison.

In addition, a new ban will prohibit the use of bisphenol-A, which is a chemical found in baby formula and food containers.

Fake therapist sentenced to 3 years in prison

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