Thousands of dollars missing from Clay school | News
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- It is being called a case of grand theft after several thousand dollars was reported missing from accounts at Wilkinson Elementary.
The school district discovered a problem when bank accounts were found overdrawn in late September. District accountants, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, then started to find more errors in the school's financial books.
The bookkeeper, Julie Herringdine, resigned in mid-September. School district spokesman Gavin Rollins said Herringdine "resigned pending termination."
CCSO has not named a suspect in the case. Investigators say $2,294 is the preliminary amount believed to have been stolen, but that number is expected to climb higher.
Herringdine could not be reached for comment either at her home or by phone.
Clay schools said it has strong internal controls and has training programs for employees.
Neither the school district or investigators would comment on what accounts at Wilkinson Elementary are missing money.
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