Family ordered to pay $10K in restitution to school district
COURTHOUSE — A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a summary offense of knowingly and illegally enrolling his daughter in a Lower Moreland elementary school and was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution to the district..
Hamlet Garcia, 42, his wife Olesia, 34, and Olesia’s father, Grigori Sofitchouk, 54 of Lower Moreland, were brought to Montgomery County Court on charges of theft of services, although the charges were eventually dropped and replaced with the summary offense, which is found in the school code.
Hamlet Garcia Sofitchouk were ordered to pay restitution of $10,752.81 to the Lower Moreland School District. The first $4,000 is to be paid within
and 48 hours of the sentence, and the remainder value is to be paid within 90 days. Hamlet Garcia and Sofitchouk are responsible for the payment together, not separately. They will also have to pay a $100 fine each and $600