Vandalism Charges Dismissed Against Colleyville Mom

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Charges have been dismissed against a North Texas mom accused of helping a group of kids vandalize a neighbors home.

43-year old Tara Mauney of Colleyville was accused of leading a group of middle school students in a bizarre prank against a neighbor who was hosting a slumber party.

Investigators say Mauney and the youngsters covered the neighbors house with toilet paper, put a toilet on the front lawn and stuffed raw chicken in the mail box, among other things.

Charges Dismissed Against Colleyville Mom

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Today the Tarrant County D.A. dismissed criminal mischief charges against Mauney after she agreed to pay $1,900 in restitution and write a letter of apology.

Mauney’s neighbor also wanted the charges dropped because she did not want the children involved in the incident to endure a public trial.

If Mauney had gone to trial and been convicted of criminal mischief, she would have faced probation, up to two years in a state jail facility and  a possible $10,000 fine.

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