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Football booster club president arrested for embezzlement in Oklahoma

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Raymond Craig Davis, 48, a former Mustang football booster club president was arrested for embezzlement charges. He had opened a second account and never advised the club members that two accounts existed. Davis reportedly ran a total of $269,129 through both accounts. Within 18 months of work, Davis […]

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  • July 3, 2018

The former athletics director is suspected in embezzling of more than $100,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Michael Williams Searles served as athletics director at Como Park Senior High in St.Paul, MN from late 2009 until about December of 2015. The investigation into the missing funds started a few months later after he was fired. There is still some dispute over the exact amount Searles stole from […]

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  • June 29, 2018

A treasurer confesses to stealing 14,000 from PTO in Kingston, PA

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Pamela Brady, 36, was the treasurer for the Schuyler Avenue parent-teacher organization. Brady had access to the account’s debit card as well as checks and used them to make numerous unauthorized transactions totaling $14,050. Kingston police began investigating Brady after the school principal reported money had been […]

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  • June 27, 2018

A former school staffer admitted stealing money from school credit cards

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager.   A former school staffer admitted racking up more than $10,000 on school credit cards in Illinois. Jeanine M. Brooks, 37, a former school activities assistant at New Trier, had been responsible for managing financial accounts for clubs on campus. School staff alerted Winnetka police to the […]

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  • June 21, 2018

A treasurer stole money from extracurricular accounts in Michigan

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A treasurer stole money from extracurricular accounts at Barker Middle School in Michigan, IN. Amanda Day was extracurricular treasurer at Barker and was responsible for the accounting and depositing of money generated from event ticket sales, concessions sales, field trips, fundraisers, etc. An internal review by Michigan […]

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  • June 17, 2018

A woman will serve 60 days in jail for stealing $50,000 from a PTO

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A woman will spend 60 days in jail for stealing $50,000 from a PTO.  Kristi Duane was a treasurer of a PTO of Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary School in Columbia County, PA since 2013. The president of the PTO contacted Bloomsburg police, saying several thousands of dollars were […]

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  • June 16, 2018

A chief bookkeeper in Georgia embezzled $58,000 by forging principal’s signature

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A school district chief bookkeeper in Georgia embezzled $58,000 by forging a principal’s signature. Julie Ann Taylor, 49,  was the Paulding County Board of Education’s chief accountant in 2014 and 2015.  Her duties included training school accountants and substituting for them when they were on vacation or otherwise […]

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  • June 13, 2018

A bookkeeper in VA sentenced for 3 years in prison for embezzling more than $145,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Christine Flood-Liggon, 55, as a former Bruton High School bookkeeper, was the only person to handle cash and checks. Bruton Principal Arletha Dockery reported suspected theft when she noticed several years of cash deposits missing from school accounts. When Flood-Liggon was confronted about missing money, she said […]

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  • June 6, 2018

PTO funds were embezzled by it’s treasurer to buy her kids Christmas gifts

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A former PTO treasurer is charged with embezzling funds to buy Christmas gifts for her children. Danielle Masoni, 37, from Lake Geneva, WI worked at Central-Denison Elementary School and Eastview Elementary School. She has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor in connection with more than […]

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  • June 5, 2018

A former PTO treasurer embezzled more than $50,000 meant for school supplies

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Money meant to buy needed supplies for a southern Indiana elementary school went missing. Tami Herrold, a treasurer of the Corydon Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization is facing charges. From 2016 to 2018 she made over $57,000 worth of fraudulent transactions using the PTO fund. Investigators said PTO […]

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  • June 4, 2018

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
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