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Mom Steals Cash, Dance Dreams Dashed

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How can a mom DO this? A teen dance team from the UK was stunned to find out that the money -- nearly $45,000! -- they had raised for a dream trip to LA for a dance competition was allegedly stolen by the coach's mother!

Amanda Williams

14 teen girls from Bobbi's Academy of Dance showed up at Heathrow Airport in London, set to fly to the States to represent England in the International Dance Excellence competition. When they got there, they were devastated to find the not only had NO flights been booked -- NO hotel rooms had been reserved in California!

The Sun reports Bobbi Newman, the leader of the school boss, discovered that her mother Amanda Williams had disappeared from her home that morning. She called the cops, who are now on the look out for 51-year-old Amanda Newman, who had organized everything for the 10-day trip.

The dance team had worked extremely hard to raise the funds -- they bagged groceries at local supermarkets, held a fashion show, bingo night, potluck and put on several dance recitals.

teen girls dance team

The girls were set to train with top Hollywood choreographers and compete with 26 other countries.

Family members say this is unlike Amanda to just disappear, so they're very concerned.

If she did escape with the cash -- how could she do that? Could YOU ever take money from your kids??

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
maeby April 4, 2009, 10:03 PM

what a horrible thing to do (assuming she did in fact take the money and leave). money makes people do terrible things sometimes. feel sorry for the poor girls!

AgentO April 5, 2009, 6:48 PM

It’s an outrage. No amount of money could ever tempt me to disappoint or, like this mom, totally devastate my child.

I feel sorry for her, her daughter and those poor kids who worked so hard to achieve their dream only to have it stolen away.

Michelle Fears April 6, 2009, 1:58 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmm, I’m pretty sure she’s going straight to hell :)

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