The Associated Press
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia woman accused of faking her own abduction by running off to Disney World with her 9-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors.
Thirty-eight-year-old Bonnie Sweeten pleaded guilty Thursday in Bucks County Court to identity theft and making false reports to police. She is to be sentenced later in the day.
Authorities say the white mother of three called 911 on May 26 and said she and her daughter had been abducted by two black men. Prosecutors say she instead used a former co-worker's driver's license to fly to Florida and check into a Disney hotel.
Sweeten is the focus of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into reports that she may have stolen money from her family and employer.