Day care owner, 5 others admit to defrauding the state by falsely claiming child care assistance

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A day care owner, along with five other women, have admitted to defrauding the state of Kansas out of more than $50,000.

Erika Tomlin, 29, of Wichita, owner of two Kiddy Kollege day cares in Wichita, has been sentenced for one count of felony theft. Tomlin has also been ordered to repay the state of Kansas $36,000 in child care assistance. 

Tomlin has been ordered to pay at least $7,200 a year to the state as part of her probation. She pled guilty to felony theft on April 12 and admitted to defrauding the state out of child care assistance from DCF. 

Five other women along with Tomlin have been accused of falsely claiming child care benefits for children who were enrolled at the day cares. Through further investigation, it was discovered the children did not attend the day care even though the women were receiving money from the state. 

Na’Shari Sanders, Sierra Martin, Raven Alexander, Shameca Davis and Danielle Sullvan have been charged in this case. 

In total, the women were ordered to pay back the state $52,344.04

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