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Shanesha Taylor also known as “hot car mom”, is due back in court after charges haves be refiled against her for allegedly spending a portion of the court mandated trust fund money.

Crimefeed.com reports:

After she was arrested, her tearful mugshot leaked online. Her story and mugshot tugged at the heartstrings of netizens everywhere. One of those netizens was Amanda Bishop. Bishop created a page on fundraising site YouCaring.com to help what she saw as a homeless single mother who loved her children and was trying to do what was best with the resources she had. Donations piled in quickly, and eventually the fund was over $100,000.

The courts took that fund into consideration, and Taylor struck a deal with the county attorney’s office. Two class-three felony child abuse charges would be dropped if Taylor performed a checklist of tasks. Prime in that list was that use $60,000 of that money to set up a trust fund for her children’s education and child-care expenses. She also had to attend parenting classes. If she didn’t do those, the charges would be reinstated. On Monday, Taylor could not prove to the courts that she had set up that fund. She reportedly told the court that she could set up $35,000 in that fund, and claimed that because of the publicity surrounding her case, she was having trouble finding a job. According to Taylor’s attorney, Benjamin Taylor (no relation):

“My client still wants to fund the trust fund,” he said. “It’s just a matter of being able to still survive — and still live off of these trust funds — and still get a job in the future.”

Amanda Bishop has told reporters that she received several job offers for Taylor during the fundraising period. She stated that she forwarded those to Taylor’s attention, but doesn’t know what became of them after they left her control.

A followup hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, where Taylor has been ordered to present bank statements and account for the money that came from the donation fund. Taylor’s trial date has been set for December 10. If she is convicted on the two child abuse charges, in addition to having the felonies on her record, she faces up to 18 months in jail.

Do you empathize with Shanesha or did she bring this on herself?

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8 thoughts on “[VIDEO] Charges Refiled Against Arizona Hot Car Mom For Spending Trust Fund Money

  1. denise on said:

    Unfortunate, but stupid. The money should have been the last thing on her mind. Keeping her childten should have been her first concern. Put yhe money aside as ordered and live off the rest. Greedy.

  2. Court mandate said $60,000.00 in a trust fund!!!! Why didn’t she open the trust fund with the $60K and use the $40K to survive off of until she became employeed. I know $40K is not a lot of money, I actually have to live off of that a year and I have 2 jobs but at least she would have put the $60K away. I wish someone would give me $100K. I could used that to clean up some bills, fix up my house, and upgrade me a little. No eye jobs, boob jobs, or butt jobs, and still go to work. I might leave my second job and get some schooling.

  3. seriously on said:

    She should have did what that required her to do and be done with this crap. Because the court did not give her the funds anyways it came from citizens…So, I really do not see why they are harassing this woman, although she is making pretty easy for them…Make a deal you gotta stick with it because they might fine her and take all the money and then she is back with no job, no money and then they will move to take her children. In which she will not get them back for a while if at all.

  4. RENO2AC on said:

    I don’t understand why the court didn’t manadate that the money was distributed through Probate Court, then she would not have been able to spend the money any way that she wanted.

  5. redbone1954 on said:

    What a mess. Itruly hope she has a good reson for not doing what the court orfered her to do. And if she could not do it then she should have immediatley contacted her attorney and and advised them she was having trouble if that was the case soooooooooo I hope this can get straightend out Good luck to her. People gave from the heart I really hope this turns out ok

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