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Woman sentenced for having son dress up as Scout
AP via Yahoo ^ | 5-16-08 | Staff

Posted on 05/18/2008 7:40:23 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy

EASTON, Pa. - A former Bethlehem woman will serve up to 23 months in prison for having her 7-year-old son dress as a Cub Scout to collect money for a nonexistent cause.

Sally Ann Gombocz, 51, told a Northampton County judge she wanted to apologize to anyone she hurt. She previously pleaded guilty to theft by deception and corruption of a minor.

Gombocz had her son dress as a scout in 2003 and tell people he was raising money for a camping trip. A prosecutor says the family collected $69.

Gombocz was sentenced Friday to six to 23 months in the county jail. She also was fined $2,000, ordered to perform community service, take parenting classes, have psychological counseling and submit to random urine screens. She also must pay restitution.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: freak; mommydearest; scouting
I wonder what the kid (now 12 years old) is going to do while his whack-job mom cools her heels in jail?

It would be great if he could be enrolled in the legitimate Boy Scouts and sent to a real summer camp. PA freepers, especially scouting types, might want to look into this.

1 posted on 05/18/2008 7:40:24 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy
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To: atomic conspiracy

Head line is a bit misleading.


2 posted on 05/18/2008 7:48:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Hillary/Obama or John Mccain - -easy choice for me.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
69 bucks?!!

Pitiful!

3 posted on 05/18/2008 7:49:23 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: atomic conspiracy
23 months?

Seems pretty harsh.

4 posted on 05/18/2008 7:49:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: atomic conspiracy
The headline is just a bit deceiving. She isn't in trouble for having him dress as a scout - she's in trouble for having him impersonate a scout for financial gain.
5 posted on 05/18/2008 7:50:39 PM PDT by meyer (Still conservative, no longer Republican)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Woman sentenced for having son dress up as Scout con job.
6 posted on 05/18/2008 7:56:40 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

shame on this "woman."

7 posted on 05/18/2008 7:56:49 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: atomic conspiracy

At least she didn’t have him impersonate a Campfire Girl.


8 posted on 05/18/2008 7:59:41 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Asked on his deathbed why he was reading the bible, WC Fields replied "I'm looking for loopholes.")
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To: atomic conspiracy
Gombocz was sentenced Friday to six to 23 months in the county jail. She also was fined $2,000, ordered to perform community service, take parenting classes, have psychological counseling and submit to random urine screens. She also must pay restitution.

Sounds like her scam pails in significance to the one the city has going on. Every relative of the judge will get a piece of her.
9 posted on 05/18/2008 8:01:44 PM PDT by microgood
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To: atomic conspiracy

“Gombocz had her son dress as a scout in 2003 and tell people he was raising money for a camping trip. A prosecutor says the family collected $69.

Gombocz was sentenced Friday to six to 23 months in the county jail. She also was fined $2,000, ordered to perform community service, take parenting classes, have psychological counseling and submit to random urine screens. She also must pay restitution.”


And they vote for Her Thighness since HT is such a compassionate person, just like they are. After all, HT does no more than stiff waitresses and arrange for liabilities to be killed. But, at least HT is not a cub scout!


10 posted on 05/18/2008 8:04:18 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Agreed on the Scouts, but they prosecute this 5 years later? Sounds like bull$hit.


11 posted on 05/18/2008 8:06:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Rembrandt; atomic conspiracy

Whoa! Extreme Thread Hijack!


12 posted on 05/18/2008 8:07:18 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: atomic conspiracy; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; ...

It’s not Nice to fool with the Scouts.


13 posted on 05/18/2008 8:10:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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To: darkangel82
No,.. sounds like all the legal machinations to delay trial by defense and the clogged court dockets because of not enough judges confirmed at state or federal level.
14 posted on 05/18/2008 8:13:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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To: SandRat

True, but we know how PA govt is. I agree that this kid should join the real Scouts, might do him some good. They did a lot for me, even if I would not be welcome in their company now.


15 posted on 05/18/2008 8:17:01 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: atomic conspiracy; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; martin_fierro
Woman sentenced for having son dress up as Scout

Demi Moore, while flattered, hopes this isn't just a Rumor.

16 posted on 05/18/2008 8:25:18 PM PDT by Ezekiel
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To: Ezekiel; atomic conspiracy

Aw, that poor kid. Seven years old. Kick that lady in the teeth.


17 posted on 05/18/2008 8:35:34 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: atomic conspiracy
A former Bethlehem woman will serve up to 23 months in prison...

Yet, illegal aliens are free to roam...

18 posted on 05/18/2008 8:47:39 PM PDT by Libloather (May is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
A former Bethlehem woman will serve up to 23 months in prison for having her 7-year-old son dress as a Cub Scout to collect money for a nonexistent cause.

Stupid woman. You should've had him dress up as a Republican running for Congress.

19 posted on 05/18/2008 8:52:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: Texas Eagle

23 months. What a waste of the taxpayers $$. Why not bring back the pillory? There’s got to be plenty of rotten tomatoes around. Better yet, have the sow paint a sign with what she did, and have her stand outside of Wally*Mart for a week.


20 posted on 05/18/2008 8:58:18 PM PDT by QBFimi2 (Ve are the New World Order; ve bring to the world dis-order. Spike Jones, 1943.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Woman sentenced for having son dress up as Scout

Tonto's horse?

21 posted on 05/18/2008 8:58:59 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Texas Eagle

Those don’t exist in PA.


22 posted on 05/18/2008 9:22:03 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Michael.SF.
Seems pretty harsh.

Harsh, major money thiefts get less jail time.

23 posted on 05/18/2008 9:24:55 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Michael.SF.
Not if your a Boy Scout. She pissed on our uniform. This is going on near Philadelphia where we were just booted from a permanent lease. Bad PR can not be tolerated.
24 posted on 05/18/2008 9:44:20 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
      When Scouts Go Bad

25 posted on 05/18/2008 9:49:06 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Graybeard58; AnnaZ

No merit badge for the headline writer.


26 posted on 05/18/2008 11:34:25 PM PDT by dighton
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To: atomic conspiracy

Grrrr.... I remember putting on my Boy Scout uniform before going out and collecting for MDA.

Mark


27 posted on 05/18/2008 11:58:40 PM PDT by MarkL
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To: BraveMan
LOL! Those are some PO'd looking Bears, there! Someone steal their popcorn money?!?

We're part of the Gulf Stream council here. Just had our final pack meeting last week. I tell you, Cub Scouts has been very good for us. We've met wonderful people and my son is spending more time playing with kids from the den than kids in our neighborhood. We just seem to have more in common with the Scout parents and kids and they are, in general, a far higher quality of people.

28 posted on 05/19/2008 2:48:44 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ricks_place

"Harsh, major money thiefts get less jail time."

You're not kidding. Remember this? I think this woman is getting a raw deal to be sentenced to almost two years over, IMO, a very low level of fraud. $69? Come on!

Former Enron Executive Sentenced Delainey Aided Prosecutors in Fraud Trial of Lay, Skilling

By Carrie Johnson

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, September 19, 2006;

A former high-ranking Enron Corp. executive was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison yesterday by a federal judge who acknowledged the official's cooperation with prosecutors but refused to give him the substantial break he requested.

David W. Delainey, 40, led two of the Houston energy trader's most important divisions before Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2001. He pleaded guilty to a single count of insider trading and became a central witness against former chief executives Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey K. Skilling in their fraud trial this year.

Delainey admitted to selling Enron stock at the same time he knew the company was manipulating its financial statements. As part of his October 2003 guilty plea, Delainey turned over about $8 million to the government to resolve criminal and civil charges.

29 posted on 05/19/2008 3:27:24 AM PDT by Mila
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To: darkangel82
Those don’t exist in PA.

Not true. In the immortal words of James Car-vile, PA is "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between".

30 posted on 05/19/2008 3:33:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Caipirabob

I think you’ll find that is the case with scout families everywhere.

I had a really cool experience this past weekend. We took our Boy Scouts to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. We camped on base and went to Sunday Services at the base chapel. 25 dirty and smelly scouts were warmly welcomed into the chapel. The Chaplains wife was walking by with her young son who was about 6. She told me that he was going to be a Tiger Cub next year. So I got down on my knee and taught him the “secret” Cub Scout handshake. He was pretty excited.

In the six years we’ve been involved, we’ve met a ton of great people both in our unit and within the brotherhood of scouting.


31 posted on 05/19/2008 5:57:48 AM PDT by cyclotic (Support Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: cyclotic; BraveMan
Great story, Cyclotic!

Did you two see the release on the BoyScout's 100 Year Anniversary National Jamboree at Fort AP Hill?

Here's some info I got on it:

First come first served - Reservation are limited to 144 boys from the entire Gulf Stream Council.

Cost - There is a substantial cost - see attachments. Time and age - The Jamboree happens only once overy ~ four years. This next jamboree will be held 7/21/10 - 8/5/10.

Yes, that's right - 2010. Boys must be between the ages of at least 12 and less than 18 on 7/1/10. This means this is a once in a lifetime event for many Boy Scouts.

Please read over ALL the information carefully and discuss with your families.

Here's the kicker: Cost is estimated at $2,200 per Scout for us, but that includes transportation. They have a payment plan. We're still up in the air over it because $2,200 is a good chunk of summer camp for both kids.

32 posted on 05/19/2008 12:14:20 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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