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A former headmaster accused of embezzling $130,000 from school. Tiffany Walker, 43, was indicted on 69 counts of embezzling more than $130,000 of the Trinity Christian School funds in North Carolina.
Police say Walker wrote checks to herself from the school bank account and used the school’s credit card to buy prepaid gift cards at area stores. Each check was just pennies below $500, which would avoid a required second signature.
The investigation started when the Chairman of Trinity’s School Board reported a computer was missing over Christmas break. Board Chair, Grant Deviney, said Walker immediately hired an attorney and had no explanation to him when he initially questioned her and reported allegations to police. When asked to describe Walker’s personality in her role, Deviney said: “She was outgoing, bubbly, just always smiling. She was doing the job, the perception was things were running smooth.” Deviney said it’s been a shock to the small community of teachers and parents.
Detectives say the investigation into Walker remains open. They expect the stolen amount to grow to closer to $200,000.