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Guilty plea in Va. schools fraud

A former Virginia school board clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Montgomery County public schools.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy sais 45-year-old Anita Price Johnston of Elliston pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud Monday.

Johnston, who was the clerk of the Montgomery County School Board, admitted stealing more than $120,000 over a two-year period. According to court papers, Johnston deposited checks for facility rental and other purposes into her personal bank account. A plea agreement requires Johnston to repay the stolen money.

Mail fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

-- The Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | October 5, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Schools, Virginia  
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damn, $120,000 is a nice chunk of change.

meanwhile, the states attorney general is spending over $7 million dollars to investigate a $5,000 grant fraud case because it challenges his "christian" held beliefs.

Posted by: MarilynManson | October 5, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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