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TJ thief gets 15 months

Susan Thanh Litwin, 37, of Woodbridge, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, for stealing more than $279,000 from student activity accounts at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to support her gambling habit, federal prosecutors announced.

Litwin served as a finance technician for TJ from January 2007 to March 2, 2010, and received and deposited funds from accounts that helped support sports, clubs and other school activities.

In May, Litwin pleaded guilty to theft from an organization receiving public funds. In her plea agreement, Litwin admitted writing checks to herself and making withdrawals from school funds that she then deposited into her personal bank accounts.

She gambled with the money, traveled to Las Vegas and Atlantic City and paid down credit card and mortgage debt, she told federal investigators.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Washington Post editors  |  August 13, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , From the Courthouse , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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What about restitution? That would set an example for the school's students.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 13, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

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