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$110,000 was stolen by former school officials in Indiana

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. $110,000 was stolen from Vigo County school in Terre Haute, IN, by former employees. Franklin Fennell, 49, was the Vigo County School Corp.’s director of transportation and facilities support at the time of the crimes. His indicted co-conspirator, Frank Shahadey, 62, is a former deputy sheriff and the […]

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  • May 2, 2018

$2,2 million of school related funds was stolen in Texas

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Founders of Houston’s Varnett charter school pleaded guilty to a $2.6 million embezzlement of school-related funds.  Marian Annette Cluff, 69, and Alsie Cluff Jr., 69, husband and wife, will face jail sentences and fines after a 19 count indictment. Per plea agreements, Marian agreed to a maximum […]

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  • April 20, 2018

Two educators in New Jersey were charged with pocketing nearly $45,000 from a non profit

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Police arrested the principal of Piscataway Technical High School, charging him and the county vo-tech district’s assistant superintendent with theft, conspiracy, burglary and money laundering. The principal, Joseph Armstead, 47, of Washington Township in Warren County, was charged with stealing from a nonprofit organization that tutors urban youth […]

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  • April 17, 2018

A former school bookkeeper pleaded guilty to committing fraud in New Mexico

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Antoinette Garcia, 45, was charged for embezzling grant funds received by the Bernalillo Public Schools system.  According to court documents Garcia admits she stole up to $95,000 to pay her own bills and expenses. Garcia was previously indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing from […]

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  • April 12, 2018

StarShine Academy Charter school owner used school funds for Hawaiian vacations and spiritual healers

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Phoenix charter school was sinking in debt, while its owner spent taxpayer dollars to support her lavish lifestyle. Like two Hawaiian vacations, a European vacation, personal gym membership, and sessions with “spiritual healers”. A court-appointed trustee flagged at least $37,157 of spending by Patricia McCarty that the trustee […]

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  • April 12, 2018

Money collected by students for school supplies never made it to the bank account

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. In the past, students at Walnut Grove Elementary School in Southlake, TX, paid cash for supplies and various school activities. But some of the funds were never accounted for. Officials in the Carroll school district performed a five-year audit going back to 2011. They found several discrepancies in the […]

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  • April 11, 2018

A former Principal in Delaware gets a year in prison for stealing nearly $150,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Noel Rodriquez, 56, was sentenced after admitting to stealing from a federal program at the Academy of Dover. Over 3 years (2011-2014) Rodriguez stole nearly $150,000 from the school. He stole using three methods, according to court records: Rodriguez used the state-issued charter school procurement card to purchase […]

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  • April 11, 2018

More than $60,000 of school money was stolen by Norwood superintendent

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Norwood superintendent stole $60,000-plus by intercepting charter school checks. Rob Amodio pleaded guilty to the theft, according to a release from Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office. He intercepted checks and deposited to accounts he controlled by fraudulently endorsing them with the stamp of the school’s treasurer.  […]

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  • April 6, 2018

Nearly $60,000 was stolen by a former school Principal in Baltimore

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. School Principal in Baltimore pleaded guilty to stealing school money and system technology.  Leslie N. Lewis, 45, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft for taking more than $58,000 from the Baltimore City school system. According to prosecutors the school had a bank account that was set […]

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  • April 6, 2018

Woman gets 1 year of jail for stealing $75,000 from northwest Arizona school district

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Sarah Mae Diaz is the the only living defendant charged in the theft of the Topock Elementary School District money. While Diaz spent $75,000, her mother Kim Konnerth, the former business manager for the school district, was the architect of the embezzlement scheme that siphoned off more than $236,000 […]

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  • April 6, 2018

A former school secretary used her position to steal money

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager.   Former school secretary pleads guilty to theft from Tarrytown Union Free School District. Between October 2011 and March 2017, Carol Ressa stole over $10,000 from the Sleepy Hollow Middle School in New York. Ressa pled guilty to felony grand larceny as public corruption crime for stealing $10,000 from […]

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  • April 6, 2018

A volunteer stole thousands of dollars from the PTG account by forging signatures

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Julie Riviello, 41, from Clyde, NY, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery. Riviello was employed by the Clyde-Savannah Central School District and also was a volunteer for the parent-teacher group. Riviello allegedly wrote checks from the parent-teacher group to herself and forged the signatures of other […]

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  • April 5, 2018

Harrisburg school officials tighten controls after $180,000 theft by a transportation supervisor

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Dana L. Andrews, 38, of Steelton, is facing a host of charges after she stole funds from the district.  Andrews was the school district’s Supervisor of Transportation at Harrisburg School District in Pennsylvania during the alleged thefts. She was embezzling money by creating fraudulent invoices. Much of this was done […]

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  • April 5, 2018

A former Principal stole $12,000 from the district’s credit card in Minnesota

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager.   In Minneapolis former School Principal has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation for using a district credit card to purchase nearly $12,000 worth of personal items.  Anne De Perry, 56, former Principal at Whittier International School, was convicted on three counts of theft by swindle. […]

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  • April 5, 2018

PTA treasurer in California was accused of embezzling $22,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Danny Cervantes, 34, a former PTA treasurer of Herbert Hover Elementary School in California was accused of stealing over $22,000 from the PTA. Cervantes was accused of using a PTA debit card for his personal use. As PTA president and treasurer he had the only access to the debit […]

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  • April 5, 2018

PTC treasurer from Ohio got probation and must repay more than $50,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Heather O’Connor, 45, was sentenced to five years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars. She embezzled funds from a pair of programs affiliated with Shawnee schools. O’Connor will use that time on probation to earn the more than $50,000, including $42,141 to the Shawnee Middle School PTC […]

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  • April 3, 2018

Two accountants from Florida schools stole more than $270,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. After $278,000 embezzled, Brevard schools in Florida consider centralizing finances. In 2007, money started disappearing from Southwest Middle School. 7 years later more than $100,000 was missing. It wasn’t until the principal noticed irregularities and an internal audit revealed the problem: the bookkeeper. Natalie Jean Jones had been stealing […]

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  • April 3, 2018

A former school CFO used armored truck for stealing $600,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Former CFO of Grand Prairie schools gets 37 months in federal prison. Caroline Foster, 63, used armored trucks to steal  $600,000 from the district. Foster ordered the money withdrawn from district bank accounts and delivered by armored truck to the district offices. She told employees the money was for special […]

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  • April 3, 2018