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ONLY ON 5: Woman posing as kid's grandma caught

Posted at 4:06 PM, Mar 28, 2016
A Stark County woman, accused of cashing in on a toddler's death by posing as her grandmother, pleaded not guilty in Alliance Municipal Court on Monday.
 

ONLY ON 5: I confronted a panhandler, caught on camera trying to cash in on a toddler's death -- posing as her grandma! She pleaded not guilty. Meanwhile, her alleged accomplice got an earful from the *real* grandma. Unbelievable stuff. The full story is on TV at 5:30.http://bit.ly/1MwENsK

Posted by Derick Waller on Monday, March 28, 2016

Lisa Dalesandro, 51, was seen in a cell phone video asking for money to pay for 3-year-old Hailey Miku's headstone, even though she is not the grandmother and the balance for the funeral had already been paid.
 
When confronted outside the courtroom on Monday, Dalesandro declined to comment.
 
Miku was killed on March 4. Police charged her father with the murder and charged his girlfriend with child endangering.
 
That not guilty plea brought Tammy Mackey, Miku’s aunt and the woman who recorded the video, to tears.
 
“I never got to meet my niece,” Mackey said. “And she was a beautiful little girl and I’m going to be that voice for her.”

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