Thursday, August 27, 2009
Iowa School Administrator Charged With Embezzling As Much As $250K
Jamie Ann May, 42, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged with embezzling as much as $250,000 from the Cedar Rapids Community School District for which she has been employed as a secretary in the accounting department. May has been arrested on suspicion of "first degree theft" following an internal investigation conducted by the school system. The thefts are believed to have occurred between 2008 and 2009. May's responsibilities reportedly included the handling of cash receipts.
Update (4/2/10): May reportedly died last November from heart problems following a battle with breast cancer. The prosecutor's office dropped the charges against May after her death. However, the total amount she embezzled was nearly $600,000, according to investigators. The thefts commenced as early as 2002 and continued until the time of her arrest.
Read the story and watch the video here.
Update (4/11/10): May's embezzlement is believed to be $587,784 over a 7 year period between 2002 and 2009.
Read a nice article profiling the case here.