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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

A Florida couple was sentenced after stealing money for school band trip to Japan

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A Florida couple accused of stealing money for a school band trip to Japan has been indicted in San Diego on charges including theft and embezzlement. Bradley Matheson, 52, and Margaret Matheson, 43, who operated together under the business name Harmony International, were accused of causing $99,000 in losses […]

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  • April 3, 2018

High school band money was stolen by a former school CFO

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Anna Munson, 45, a former CFO of Columbia Public Schools also served as the Marquette High School band booster club’s treasurer. Munson withdrew at least $17,500 from ATMs without documenting the transactions. Police say Munson wrote at least one $1,000 check to herself and made several fraudulent purchases […]

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  • April 3, 2018

Nearly $700,000 was embezzled from a nonprofit in California by it’s founder

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Lolita Garcia, 57, in 2008 founded a nonprofit Central Coast Kids & Families for children with disabilities and special needs. She was booked into jail on charges of embezzlement, money laundering, and tax evasion. Monterey County prosecutor Emily Hickock says Garcia allegedly embezzled over $675,000 of the charity’s […]

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  • April 3, 2018

Booster Club Treasurer who stole nearly $800,000

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A former employee of Perrysburg Schools in Ohio was sentenced for embezzling funds of district and booster club. Eric Whitson, the ex-treasurer of the Bowling Green Bobcat Athletic Boosters Club, will serve 10 years in prison. Whitson pleaded guilty to 11 counts on which he was indicted,including […]

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  • March 30, 2018

Two cases of the PTA money embezzlement in Virginia

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Virginia PTA official faces embezzlement charges. Christina Saunders, 33, was charged with stealing about $7,000 from Matoaca Elementary School’s PTA. Saunders served as the PTA’s president and allegedly took the money between Oct. 2017 and Jan. 2018. Records pulled from the state’s online courts database reveal that Saunders had […]

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  • March 30, 2018

$210,000 was stolen by a school employee in Pennsylvania to support her gambling habit

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A former employee of the William Penn School District allegedly stole more than $210,000 from district employee’s union. Rose Mary Lyons stole money to support her gambling habit. Later she replaced some of the stolen funds with gambling winnings and other means, including stolen checks made payable to the […]

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  • March 29, 2018

A former treasurer of the White Oak Elementary School in Indiana must repay $142,000 to taxpayers

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Jennifer Mazur was employed as an extracurricular treasurer of White Oak Elementary until the district terminated her on April 26, 2017. The report released by the State Board of Accounts said Mazur, was responsible for financial discrepancies from 2011 to 2017 that total more than $89,000. The State […]

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  • March 29, 2018

Nearly $1 million was stolen by former school district CFO in South Carolina

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. Brantley D. Thomas III, 61, stole nearly $1 million from the district and accepted kickbacks from insurance agents. He used money for a membership at a private club and for foreign travel. Thomas started to work in 1993, oversaw all of district’s finances, including a $260 million general […]

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  • March 29, 2018

Accountant who stole $1.8 million in school lunch money

School payments, solution for accountants, school business manager. A former Rialto Unified School District accountant was sentenced to five years in county jail for stealing $1.8 million in student lunch money. “Over the period of her employment, more than $3 million is unaccounted for, and Ms. Oakes is believed to have stolen it,” said Tom […]

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  • February 23, 2018

Why Millennial Parents Hate School Front Office?

The way that most millennial parents communicate with educators drastically differs from that of past generations. And this unconventional outlook has caused some schools to struggle when it comes to dealing with millennial parents. One of the most common complaints among school staffs is that millennial parents don’t necessarily like going to the front office. Wondering why? […]

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  • October 2, 2017

Exploring What Parents Want: To Pay School Fees Via School Office or a Mobile App

School Office or a Mobile App Ninety-four percent of K-12 schools do not offer mobile payment capability to collect activity or aftercare fees. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the same thing: paying for the countless number of athletics, aftercare, lunch, classroom supplies, donations, fieldtrips, and other school-related fees is extremely difficult to keep up with. Now add […]

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  • May 25, 2017

Pre-K to Grade 12 Spending: From Childcare fees to After-school payments

Recent research conducted by Washington Center for Equitable Growth shows the long-term benefits of investment in early childhood education, including cost savings in education, human services, and justice system savings, as well as increased tax revenues. By 2050, a universal prekindergarten program would yield $8.90 in benefits for every dollar invested and $304.7 billion in total benefits. But […]

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  • May 25, 2017

The First Week of School: Unbearable!

Teachers work hard during the first six weeks of school to get to know their students and to establish a safe and welcoming classroom environment. This early investment makes the whole school year go better. The same idea applies to working with the most influential adults in the children’s lives: their parents. Investing in parents Investing […]

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  • May 25, 2017

Field Expert: Why are School Activity Payments not Mobile?

Millennials make up the largest K-12 school parents population, however majority of those schools are still using manual and outdated paper-driven procedures to collect school-related activity fees. National Center for Education According to National Center for Education Statistics, per student expenses for both schools and parents has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. Additionally, due to state budget-cut, schools […]

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  • May 25, 2017