Local Daycare Provider Sentenced
A Burnett County daycare provider has been sentenced for swindling the government out of tens of thousands of dollars.
WQOW reports that Kelly Martin has already paid $10,000 restitution. As part of her sentence in Burnett County, she was ordered to pay another $14,000.
According to published reports, Martin owned daycare centers in Siren and Danbury. She received reimbursements from the state for caring for children from low-income families, but state investigators say she paid off area mothers to allow her to claim their children even though they didn’t attend the daycare.
Martin will be on probation for up to three years.