MUSKEGON, MI -- Barbara Stellard, the former director of WayPoint Academy in Muskegon Township, will face trial on multiple felony counts after waiving her preliminary examination on charges she obtained state school aid under false pretenses and falsified school records...Because she waived the hearing, Stellard's case was bound over to 14th Circuit Court for trial.Charges against Stellard include two counts of obtaining between $1,000 and $20,000 by false pretenses, which is a felony punishable up to five years in prison. She is charged with seven counts of falsifying school records, which is a high-court misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison plus suspension of a teaching certificate for five years...The case stems from allegations Stellard inflated WayPoint's student counts so the district would receive state money for which it wasn't eligible. Stellard was head of the school from 2002 to 2010.Her defense attorney, Terry J. Nolan, has said someone else falsified the records and Stellard just signed off on them without criminal intent...
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“Former WayPoint school chief Barb Stellard's case moves to felony court.”