Pennsylvania Mom Arrested After Faking Abduction With Daughter

May 28, 2009

(ChattahBox) — What appeared to be a highly publicized violent crime which included an Amber Alert and massive local and national media coverage has turned in a potential hoax. A desperate search for Bonnie Sweeten and her 9-year-old daughter Julia Rakoczy, which began after she called 911 Tuesday at 1:45 PM to report that they had been kidnapped in Philadelphia, ended yesterday at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Police found inconsistencies with her story from the start, in her account of the accident and abduction. Sweeten had told emergency dispatchers that she and her daughter were snatched in the middle of the day Tuesday by two black men who rear-ended her SUV in suburban Philadelphia, according to police.  And although Sweeten said the accident took place in Upper Southampton Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, authorities discovered her 2005 GMC Denali SUV on Wednesday in Center City, 40 minutes away, along with a parking ticket that indicates it was there about 20 minutes after she dialed 911. When investigators arrived at the scene, they found no evidence of the crash and the FBI and local police found no witnesses who saw the accident that the missing mother described. Later a security camera reportedly showed Sweeten and Rakoczy at Philadelphia International Airport, just hours after Sweeten made at least two 911 calls.

Orlando, Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry told reporters that Sweeten borrowed a co-worker’s driver’s license and presented it as her own when she bought an airline ticket in Philadelphia and flew to Orlando with her 9-year-old daughter. Henry said 38-year-old Bonnie Sweeten was taken into custody at around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. Henry said Sweeten’s 9-year-old daughter, Julia Rakoczy, was with her and is waiting in Florida for her father to meet her. Tony Rakoczy, Sweeten’s ex-husband and Julia’s father, will pick the girl up, Henry said. Authorities are not specifying why Sweeten fled her home, leaving behind a husband and two other children, including an infant daughter, other then to say that there were some domestic concerns with her husband and some financial concerns. But over the last week, Sweeten withdrew $12,000 from several bank accounts and used a coworker’s driver’s license to travel.

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  2. mitzi on May 28th, 2009 10:10 am

    It amazes me the difference in language and descriptions in the media’s repor-

    of something involving a white person, versus a member of another group. She

    didnot “borrow” another person’s drivers’ license, she stole that person’s identity!

    She committed very serious crimes not a “hoax”. She falsely accussed two Black

    men invoking more racial tension in an already divided community, Philadelphia.

    She is no more than trailer-trash and a criminal. I hope those “2 Black men”

    are part of the jury that convicts this misfit. She needs to go to jail!

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