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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.– The NYPD crossing guard accused of framing a former Castleton Corners chiropractor has admitted she executed a bizarre scheme to implicate the doctor as part of an ongoing feud between the two.
Jennifer Becker recently pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence and filing a false report during an appearance in Mental Health Court in state Supreme Court, St. George, court records show.
Becker’s plot was foiled last year after a probe revealed she allegedly tried to implicate Danielle Serini by sending racist letters, some of which contained a photo of Becker’s mixed-race son, as part of an ongoing feud, law enforcement sources said.
The charges against Serini, who had to close her practice and relocate due to the allegations and the publicity they garnered, were then dropped.
Serini was accused of spitting at Becker, calling her a derogatory term and flipping her the middle finger in a series of incidents at Victory Boulevard and Slosson Avenue. Becker assisted children from PS 29 and St. Teresa School who cross at the busy intersection.
The charges were ramped up after Serini was accused of tossing a lollipop at Becker, repeatedly giving her the middle finger and sticking her tongue out at the crossing guard.
A few weeks later, the doctor was accused of penning a series of ugly and threatening letters.
But law enforcement sources said Becker actually sent at least 12 letters to police officers and a reporter with the Staten Island Advance who had covered the chiropractor’s original arrest. The notes were intended to be traced back to Serini.