A former school bookkeeper is arrested for grand theft, accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a Clay County Elementary School over a five year period.
We just obtained the arrest report that shows 37-year-old Julie Herringdine was arrested at her Middleburg home late Wednesday night.
But police started investigating the books at Wilkinson Elementary last September when district officials became concerned that the checking account was over drawn.
According to school district officials, paperwork showed that Herringdine had turned in and was paid refunds for money that was not owed to her. The paperwork and receipts were counterfeited to show that money was owed to Herringdine, when no money was owed.
The school district says Herringdine claims to have purchased items for Wilkinson Elementary School with her own money, and was reimbursed appropriately.
We are told Herringdine resigned her position with the Clay County School District in 2013 while being investigated.
She is facing three charges: Schemes to Defraud, Grand Theft, and Uttering Forged Instrument.
WOKV has reached out to school district leaders to find out more about Herringdine's record with the district.