Deputies: $14,000 Stolen From After School Program

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 1/11/2013 7:06 pm
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department was researching a theft case at Westridge Elementary School when deputies said things didn't seem right.

Sheriff's deputies said the theft case involved a custodian--caught on film--stealing over $100 from the school.

But when detectives found things didn't quite add up, they ran an audit of Westridge Elementary...and said they found a big difference.

"Over the course of at least 12 months, there was over $14,000 in school funds...after school daycare program funds...that were missing and unaccounted for," said Sheriff Pat Melton.

Sheriff Melton said it was the program director, Angela Burris, that took the money.

"What originally we thought was something smaller, wound up being something big," he said.

Westridge Elementary School Principal Greg Roush said the program has about 125 participating kids--over 25% of the school's nearly 440 enrolled kids.

He said, "That revenue...anything that's profitable...we're able to put back into our kids."

And the after school program allows kids to come in on snow days, fall and spring break, and even during the summer "...so it's real conducive if they have to work," said Roush.

Parents weren't happy about the missing money, and many called the situation "frustrating".

Burris has since been let go; an interim director was hired to oversee the after school daycare program.

ABC-36 was unable to reach Burris for comment.

The sheriff said she is scheduled to be in court for theft on February 15th.
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