Orange County day care owners accused of buying luxury items with special education funds

County officials say the owners of an Orange County day care bought a Mercedez-Benz and lived a lavish lifestyle using money that should have gone to a special education program.

News 12 Staff

Oct 5, 2021, 9:28 PM

Updated 1,012 days ago

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County officials say the owners of an Orange County day care bought a Mercedez-Benz and lived a lavish lifestyle using money that should have gone to a special education program.
Field of Dreams, in New Hampton, is now shut down, leaving parents scrambling to find care for their children.
The owners of the day care abruptly pulled the plug on its special education program for pre-schoolers and fired teachers on Friday.
Orange County officials say the day care owes them $2.4 million in overpaid funds that the owners allegedly used for themselves, instead of the kids.
On Saturday, a state Supreme Court judge issued an order to show cause, directing the facility to uphold its contract with the state and provide its financial records.
Officials say the owners – who have not been named – allegedly used funds on high salaries for themselves and questionable spending, including payments from the day care's account to buy a Mercedes-Be


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