Another Abby Lee? 'Dance Moms' Star Black Patsy Once Sentenced To Jail For Bad Checks

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Dec. 14 2016, Updated 10:26 a.m. ET

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Abby Lee Miller won't be the only Dance Moms star that has been sentenced to the slammer! can exclusively reveal Kaya "Black Patsy" Morris-Wiley was once arrested and sentenced to jail for passing bad checks.

In court papers obtained from the Cole County Circuit Clerk, Morris-Wiley was charged with passing bad checks on April 30, 2002.


"The defendant, with purpose to defraud, issues a check in the amount of $298.52, drawn upon an account with the St. Louis Postal Credit Union, knowing that it would not be paid," the court papers read.

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Morris-Wiley, who is the mother of dancer Nicaya, pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

The sentence was suspended and she was placed on two years unsupervised probation. She was ordered to pay $410.87 in fines and was forced to remove her name from all checking accounts during the probation.

But her financial troubles didn't end there. Morris-Wiley filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2009. According to the filing, Morris-Wiley owed a total of $33,535.21 to creditors.

Her deep debt included $14,401 in student loans and fees, and $5,577.23 in cell phone, cable, utility, medical and credit card bills.

Although Morris-Wiley had a monthly income of $2,278.48, her average monthly expenses were $2,694.

The debt was discharged in June 2009.

Dance teacher Miller has been facing financial issues of her own, as she pled guilty to one count of not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets.

She faces up to 30 months in prison.

Prosecutors initially requested she spend five years in prison and pay $5 million in fines when she was charged with 20 counts of fraud in October 2015.

She will be sentenced on January 20, 2017.

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