Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Middleville woman threatened with fines for watching neighbors' kids

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors' children.

Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes.

The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors' kids, or face the consequences.

"It's ridiculous." says Snyder. "We are friends helping friends!" She added that she accepts no money for babysitting.

Mindy Rose, who leaves her 5-year-old with Snyder, agrees. "She's a friend... I trust her. FULL STORY

1 comment:

Carl G. Oehling said...

The problems of the world are due to the fact the Churches that know the Bible facts are silent. They haven't even taught the neighborly principle of the Good Samaritan. The incident was attested as proper by a Jewish lawyer, who knew his OT.