Mom who kidnapped her own son could serve 5 years in prison
SOMERVILLE — The attorney for a woman who was convicted of abducting her own son said he and his client hope she has "reached the bottom point.
According to a story on NJ.com, 34-year-old Amy Streko pleaded guilty to violating her probation, after testing positive for drugs — breaking with the terms of a drug court sentence handed down after the kidnapping in 2015. As a result, Streko could face five years in prison from her original sentence.
The matter at the court in Somerville is also separate from Streko's arrest in East Brunswick last month, when police said she was caught on surveillance camera taking more than $3000 worth of coins from a residence. At the time, the East Brunswick Police Department said, Strecko was seen walking in the area of reported burglaries and was identified by an officer in his patrol car.
When she was confronted by the officer in that incident, police said, Strecko attempted to provide a false identity before being arrested. A search of a home she shared with her boyfriend at the time revealed another $500 worth of stolen coins and clothing that matched the description of what was worn by the suspect in another burglary.
For that incident, she was charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of possession of a hypodermic syringe and hindering apprehension. There was no word from the East Brunswick Police Department on how the plea in Somerset County would affect that case.
In July of 2015, 8-year-old Everett Streko was reported missing from his grandmother's home, and authorities believed at the time that he had been taken by Amy Streko and his father. Michael Streko — neither of whom had custody over the child. The boy was found after police in Port Jervis, New York, got a call about a man asking children for "drugs."
The parents were arrested and the child was found safe in their Winnebago.
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