Another arrest made in Mora schools forgery scandal
Jan. 19, 2018
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico former special-education coordinator has been arrested in connection with an educational licensure forgery case linked to an embattled former northern New Mexico superintendent.
The Las Vegas Optic reports Vanessa Sidransky-Montano was charged last week with forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery regarding a falsified K-12 education license.
The charges stem from a multi-year New Mexico State Police investigation involving more than a half-dozen K-12 educators.
The 40-year-old's case is connected to the fraud charges against her ex-boss, former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo. He's facing multiple felony counts of fraud and forgery.
It was not known if Sidransky-Montano had an attorney.
A 10-month Optic investigation discovered seven instances where the state education department's Professional Licensure Bureau awarded licenses to individuals who didn't qualify for them.
Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com