Isn’t it time to take state pensions from those employees who steal $$$ from our schools?

Feds indict Dover charter principal for theft  , The News Journal

The former principal of The Academy of Dover Charter School could face decades in prison after being charged with embezzling $5,000 of federal money from the institution, the U.S. attorney for Delaware announced Thursday.

Come on now ! He is not going to prison !

Noel Rodriguez, 55, was indicted on four counts of federal program theft, accused of taking money or property from 2011 to 2014, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The years to steal $5000.00???????? Come on ! Plea bargain ! 3 years probation and pay back the $5K.

According to a report by State Auditor Tom Wagner’s office issued last year, Rodriguez, who left the school in 2014, used school cash to make $127,866 in personal purchases, reimbursed employees for buying alcohol and other barred items, paid legal fees for a sexual harassment lawsuit and gave arbitrary bonuses to teachers.

OK we’re a bit beyond the fed’s 5K! So are we talking state charges ? NOPE !!!!!!!!

His case is being investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education – Office of the Inspector General and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Delaware Officer of Auditor of Accounts.

What does that mean? More charges possible ?

There have been other cases involving embezzlement at Delaware charter schools.

Just last month, former charter school administrator Sean Moore pleaded guilty to embezzling $161,871 from the Family Foundations Academy in New Castle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Delaware.

What is it going to take out state legislators to engage! Perhaps we need laws the would take state pensions away for those who steal from our schools! We need a deterrent with a hard message!


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