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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 using the club’s credit card.
The boosters group previously had more than one treasurer serving at the same time. “But Munson convinced the band director to allow her to be the sole treasurer of the group,” police say.
Discrepancies were noticed after Munson was replaced in 2016. School officials said she didn’t respond to requests to explain the discrepancies.
Anna Munson was respected school official. She oversaw federal grants for St. Louis Public Schools. She also worked at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she focused on special education compliance.
“She is well respected by CFOs across the state and we’re excited to have her become a part of the team,” Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said when she was hired.
A warrant for her arrest was issued March 9 2018, and she is currently free on $30,000 bond.
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