Two of Westword's former Shmuck of the Week award winners, Carrie McCandless and Brett Reese, were back in the news, along with Ann Crall, a member of our 2010 Hall of Shame.
Stay tuned to the Latest Word today to learn our latest Shmuck of the Week. In the meantime, here's a recap of what went down.
Carrie McCandless, a former teacher at a Brighton charter school who bedded an underage student on a field trip in 2006, had her probation revoked after testing positive for morphine; it was her second probation violation. The 35-year-old will spend sixty days in jail. McCandless, who was married to the school principal, got busy with a seventeen-year-old boy during an overnight outing to Estes Park. Her story made national news and landed her on several teacher-sex-scandal web sites.
Ann Crall, who faked having cancer in order to solicit donations from well-meaning friends and colleagues, was sentenced to ninety days in jail, a much lighter sentence than many of her victims had hoped for. Crall, who was married to a Lakewood police officer and used the money to feed a drug habit, will spend ten years on supervised probation and undergo drug treatment. Before people began to suspect she was lying, Crall had bilked them of about $60,000.
And yesterday, the board of the Greeley-Evans School District publicly censured board member Brett Reese after he was accused of sexually harassing a teacher and showing up to board meetings drunk. Earlier in the year, Reese, who is now a leading candidate for the 2011 Hall of Shame, was criticized for repeatedly reading an Internet missive on his radio station, KELS 104.7, calling Martin Luther King Jr. a sexual degenerate, a Communist and other names. His antics got so much attention that he informed the school board he planned to start carrying a concealed weapon to meetings. His permit was later suspended.
More from our Shmuck of the Week Archive: "To protect and swerve: a drag-racing Aurora cop."