Married Lawyers With Grudge Accused of Planting Drugs in School Volunteer's Car
An Irvine couple have been arrested and are charged with planting drugs in the vehicle of an elementary school volunteer they thought was doing a bad job of watching their son.
Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, both 38 and both attorneys, are thought to have planted Vicodin, Percocet, pot and a pot pipe in the car of an unidentified female parent-volunteer, according to City News Service. The Easters were reportedly holding a grudge against the woman because of the way she was supervising their son at Plaza Vista Elementary School.
The drugs were allegedly placed in the car by Kent Easter, who was, according to records, in constant communication via text and phone with his wife at the time of the crime.
Shortly after, Kent Easter called local authorities, providing a false name and number, and reported that he was a concerned parent who noticed the volunteer had been driving erratically.
The woman was stopped by authorities, and she permitted them to search her car.
They of course found the drugs, but did not believe they belonged to the woman. "Detectives later determined that the victim was in a classroom at the time of the bogus call placed by Kent Easter," notes CBS2.
Ultimately, the investigation led to the Easters.
The victim told reporters she's been through a "living hell," thanks to this conspiracy to frame her.
The couple will be arraigned July 17, and are currently being held on $20,000 bail each. If convicted, the Easters face a maximum of three years in prison.