MPD Has No Comment on School Investigation

Meridian police Thursday refused to comment on an alleged embezzlement case involving an employee of Meridian Public Schools.

Police say they are "attempting to overcome potential damage to our case based on media coverage released on this incident already".

Meridian Public Schools said Wednesday that it had turned over evidence to police of a former employee's embezzlement of about $4,000 from a PTA fund.

Dr. Terry Larabee said the money has been recovered, and the employee no longer works for the school district.

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  • by concerned citizen Location: newton county on May 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    T night,she was sitting proudly with the teachers was wrong NCHS didn't require the embelzzler to resign at graduation last night just like she belonged. She should feel ashamed of what she did and not flaunt herself. The board needs to get a handle on this soon, it doesn't look good on their part nor on the super's or the principal'
  • by concerned citizen Location: Newton County on May 21, 2010 at 12:14 PM
    The same is true the teacher in NCHS, she was allowed to resign, nothing was done to her either. She should also have to pay for "STEALING" the cheerleader funds and if I were the cheerleaders parents I would see that something was done regarding this issue. Stealing is stealing no matter who you are and teachers intrusted with the funds of others should be trust worthy.
  • by Cynthia Location: Meridian on May 20, 2010 at 08:36 PM
    This situation with the embezzlement in MPSD is a bunch of mess. How can you give someone a slap on the wrist for taking something that was not theirs. It don't matter if all of the money was recovered or not. The point is that the Administrative employee had sticky fingers with no character to bother the funds in the beginning. If she was in financial ruin, don't STEAL,ask for help!!! I wonder if MPSD would cover every employee like they are carefully protecting this one. It seems like she was given special treatment by allowing her to resign pertaining to her bad choices. This person violated the law with this criminal act and she needs to be charged. Last I recall is embezzlement of funds is breaking the law.
  • by concerned grandparent Location: newton county on May 20, 2010 at 06:41 PM
    Newton County High School had a teacher steal money from the cheerleader fund and nothing was done qbout it, evidently the Board/Super. are not aware of the obligation to inform the police. This teacher also signed another teacher's name to checks on the cheerleader account. Some one should really ask some questions to the board/Super. of Ed.
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