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A woman defrauded 3 schools out of $200,000 in New Jersey

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A woman defrauded 3 schools out of $200,000 in New Jersey. Mary M. Ayoub, 52, was the business manager for the schools, which gave her access to their accounting records. Names of the schools Ayoub worked for were not specified. She ran the large-scale scheme from December […]

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  • May 24, 2018

$800,000 was stolen from school, designated for at-risk teenagers

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager.     The leader of an alternative school in PA stole $800,000 to upgrade his New Jersey beach house. David T. Shulick is the former president of Delaware Valley High School Management Corp., designated for at-risk teens. He was convicted on 11 counts of conspiracy, embezzlement, fraud […]

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  • May 22, 2018

5 Strategies For Preventing K-12 School Embezzlement

Embezzlement is essentially the personal use of public funds by someone or persons that the funds were entrusted to. It’s a form of employee theft that tends to center more on small businesses simply because there are not sufficient checks and balances in place to track funding. Anytime large amounts of money are present there […]

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  • May 21, 2018

A former secretary stole $38,000 from school’s rodeo association

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. $38,000 was stolen from a school’s rodeo association Alesia Lappe, the former secretary of the Montana High School Rodeo Association, has been charged with embezzlement. Lappe started working for the association in March 2015 and was let go in December 2017. Court documents state Lappe wrote several […]

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  • May 18, 2018

Cafeteria worker stole money paid by students for breakfast and lunch

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Cafeteria worker accused of stealing over $25,000 from school in Arkansas. Rebecca Naomi Dorris, 53, was suspected of taking about $27,540 from the Camden Fairview Intermediate School over a five-year span. Dorris worked at the cash register in the Intermediate school’s cafeteria. Police say she was not turning in […]

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  • May 18, 2018

Almost a million dollars was embezzled from Hopi Mission School

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Almost a million dollars embezzled from a school in Arizona for a gambling habit. Thane Epefanio, 45, of Avondale, AZ, served as the Superintendent and Administrator of the Hopi Mission School, on the Hopi reservation in Kykotsmovi. Epefanio used his position and influence to embezzle school funds. He also […]

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  • May 12, 2018

$43,000 of school parking lot operations vanished in Fort Lauderdale, FL

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A 59-year-old grandmother, Bette Ray, who’d been quietly working for three decades as a school secretary and operations specialist, is a main suspect. She was the only person “responsible for collecting and depositing the money, and monitoring all parking operations.” Auditors reported that of $56,794 collected only $13,690 […]

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  • May 8, 2018

Nearly $90,000 was stolen by a former school IT director in Montana

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. The former school IT director pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $90,000. Sheri Forbregd Gossage from Poplar School District in Montana plead guilty to the wire fraud charge. In July 2017 the school informed Gossage that she needed to check into a rehabilitation center for drug abuse or she […]

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  • May 7, 2018

A woman faces 155 felonies for stealing from school in Pennsylvania

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Bethany J. Kelley, 54, of Tidioute, PA, was hired as an administrative assistant in 2010. Since that time, police said she forged checks from the school’s general fund in the amount of $12,168.64; forged payroll checks to herself in the amount of $59,576.72. Kelley also stole $22,521.61 from the senior […]

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  • May 4, 2018

$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