Abduction hoax mom wins early 2010 release

DOYLESTOWN, PA A judge on Wednesday agreed to release Bonnie Sweeten, of Feasterville, on house arrest after she serves about six months of her nine- to 24-month prison term.

The 38-year-old Sweeten has been in prison since her August guilty plea to identity theft and making false reports.

The judge once called her calculating and manipulative. But Sweeten says she has changed in prison.

Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry believes Sweeten remains a flight risk.

Federal authorities also are investigating allegations Sweeten stole money from relatives and her employer.

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