Yesterday, we were introduced to the worst kind of "cheerleading mom," and we thought no way could that tale be topped.
Well this mother in Florida is doing her darndest to do just that, after she and her daughter were arrested for rigging the teen's high school Homecoming election to ensure she would be elected Homecoming Queen!
50-year-old Laura Rose Carroll, previously the assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School, has been accused of using her role to gain access to hundreds of accounts of students of Tate High School, where her daughter Emily Rose Grover, 17, attended to alter their votes for homecoming queen.
Hundreds of votes for the election were counted as fraudulent, and having originated from the same IP address.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a release, "Agents uncovered evidence of unauthorized access to FOCUS linked to Carroll’s cell phone as well as computers associated with their residence, with a total of 246 votes cast for the Homecoming Court. Multiple students reported that the daughter described using her mother’s FOCUS account to cast votes. The investigation also found that beginning August 2019, Carroll’s FOCUS account accessed 372 high school records and 339 of those were of Tate High School students."
According to WEAR-TV, both Carroll and Grover face a bevy of charges including:
-One count each of offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices (a 3rd-degree felony)
-Unlawful use of a two-way communications device (a 3rd-degree felony)
-Criminal use of personally identifiable information (a 3rd-degree felony)
-Conspiracy to commit these offenses (a 1st-degree misdemeanor)