Roseanna Borelli’s trial scheduled for June

Published 8:36 am Tuesday, May 7, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

An Alabaster woman charged with stealing donations intended to benefit her special-needs son is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges and stand trial in June, according to court documents.



Roseanna Borelli has been charged with three counts of theft after Alabaster police said she allegedly stole nearly $30,000 donated to help cover her special-needs son’s medical expenses.

In addition to the three counts of theft, Borelli also has been charged with allegedly stealing about $6,400 intended to fund a special-needs playground at Pelham’s Linda Nolen Learning Center.

Borelli is scheduled to enter a plea at the Shelby County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 11, and is scheduled to stand trial by jury beginning on Monday, June 17, said Criminal Court Supervisor Jill Smitherman.

Police previously accused Borelli of allegedly spending money raised for the playground on personal items such as restaurants, online dating services, hotels and clothing.

Borelli has been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $15,000.