A District 186 employee is accused of stealing a significant amount of money from an activity fund at Southeast High School.
A press release from the district says the theft was discovered during a routine audit... and State Police were called. The district says the employee has not been arrested yet while the investigation continues, but has been suspended without pay pending formal charges. The district will also seek to recover the stolen money, but so far is not saying how much is missing.
The thefts are believed to have occurred over the past year, but investigators are now looking more closely at the school's funds to see if there are other discrepancies.