UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (FOX 5 DC) — - Records from Prince George’s County Public Schools show hundreds of thousands of dollars in school funds has gone missing or been unaccounted for over the last few years.
In some of the cases documented, theft is suspected, yet school officials acknowledge that law enforcement was not notified. Instead, the cases were handled internally and employees found to be at fault were disciplined and forced to pay restitution, according to officials.
In one instance, auditors found a high school bookkeeper was responsible for nearly $14,000 of money that disappeared from the student activities fund.
In another case, auditors found an elementary school bookkeeper was responsible after $3,300 went missing from her school’s student activities fund.
On FOX 5 at 10 & 11, we’ll have details on what auditors discovered and efforts to ensure suspected theft is prosecuted.