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Grand jury considers next step for Poland teacher suspected in purse snatching

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BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Mahoning County Grand Jury will decide if a Poland Middle School teacher will go on trial for her alleged part in a Boardman Township purse snatching with her husband.

The case of 46-year-old Irene Consiglio of Canfield was bound over Tuesday after she appeared for a preliminary hearing in county court.

Consiglio is charged with complicity to commit robbery and fleeing and eluding police.

She is accused of driving the getaway car for her husband, 45-year-old Frank Consiglio, after he allegedly grabbed the purse from a woman in the parking lot of the Sandwich Factory on Market Street in Boardman.

The 67-year-old victim of the crime testified in court, as well as the police officer who said that Irene Consiglio drove away after he pulled her car over on Route 224 a few minutes after the purse snatching.

Consiglio's husband has been arrested on charges of robbery and drug possession. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday in Boardman Court.

Irene Consiglio, who is a special education teacher and track coach at Poland Middle School, has not been in class for several weeks according to school officials, who says she is on administrative leave.

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