A Cedar Rapids school employee is charged with taking thousands of dollars in school funds. Cedar Rapids police say 42-year-old Jamie May was charged with first degree theft after an investigation into the possible embezzlement of 250-thousand dollars of school funds during the 2008-2009 school year.
The school district website says May works in business services and is responsible for cash receipts. A release from the district says they were made aware of the possible embezzlement by the police department on August 18th and began an internal investigation. The district says May has been place on administrative leave pending her termination.
The district has also contacted the State Auditor’s Office and asked them to conduct an independent audit. That audit could take several months. The district says the embezzlement is covered by insurance.