Woman Back In Jail After Mistake Let Her Bond Out
Associated Press - Sat 03:09 PM 08/18/2012
A Kansas City woman accused of keeping her malnourished niece locked in a bedroom is back behind bars after a clerical mistake allowed her to be released earlier than expected.
28-year-old Michele Kraft turned herself in Friday. She and her 34-year-old husband, Jeffrey Kraft, were charged with assault and child endangerment July 20 after a two-week investigation spurred by a hotline tip.
Michele Kraft was able to bond out after her $100,000 bond was accidentally changed to $10,000, meaning she had to come up with $1,000 — or 10 percent — to be freed.
Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a motion to reinstate the original bond because of the clerical error. Jeffrey Kraft also is being held on $100,000 bond.
Both have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: The Kansas City Star