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Former school tech coordinator accused of stealing $114,000 from Crockett County School in Tennessee.
Investigators allege that Michel Maness used school district funds to improperly purchase technology equipment and then sold or personally used the equipment. These transactions resulted in a cash shortage of at least $114,028.52. Investigators found multiple improprieties relating to purchases made by Maness. For example, he allegedly purchased 267 Samsung solid state drives (SSDs) for $79,015.43. He then sold 265 SSDs at discounted prices for personal gain. Maness resigned his employment with Crockett County School Department on May 21, 2018. He was indicted by Crockett County Grand Jury on January 25, 2019 on one count of theft over $60,000, and four counts of official misconduct.