Schools in Butler and throughout Pennsylvania often have money allocated for extracurricular activities, like sports. Teachers have access to this money. In some cases, if a certain amount goes missing, there may be allegations that a teacher or other school administrator stole it. When there is an arrest on these types of charges, it can have long-term consequences in a personal and professional way.
According to reports, a local teacher is facing charges that she stole $700 from the school’s basketball program. According to the investigation, she was running the program. When the books were examined, it was found to be short of the money that was supposed to be there. The teacher is accused of taking the money and spending it on personal items, including her cellphone and groceries. She teaches special education at the school and ran the basketball financial program for several years.
Being charged with and convicted of theft-related crimes can have a serious impact on a person’s life. This is especially true if it is someone whose career is in the public sphere as an educator. Regardless of the evidence, there may be avenues of defense to use to try to avoid the harshest penalties. Perhaps there were extenuating circumstances and a plea negotiation is possible. There might even be a misunderstanding or the person could be completely innocent.
After an arrest for theft, people might not know what to do next. Before saying or doing anything related to the case, it may be a good idea to get more information about defense options to state charges.