Woman Posed As Mom Of 25-Year-Old High School Student From Ukraine

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A woman will spend five months in prison for pretending to be the adoptive mother of a Ukrainian man who lied about his name and age to become an honors student at a Pennsylvania high school.

Fifty-two-year-old Stephayne McClure-Potts was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Harrisburg. She acknowledged lying when trying to help Artur Samarin obtain a Social Security card.

Samarin, who is now 25, is serving 11½ to 23 months in jail for having sex with a 15-year-old classmate and stealing a public school education in Harrisburg. He’ll be deported after his sentence. He was 19 when he enrolled as a freshman using the name Asher Potts.

Sixty-one-year-old Michael Potts is serving two years’ probation for harboring Samarin as an illegal alien. The Potts’ still faces fraud charges for allegedly collecting $13,000 in welfare benefits for their “son.”

 

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.
Follow Us On Facebook

Watch & Listen LIVE