Government school indoctrinator in Tennessee charged with stealing lunch moneyPosted by DarthDilbert at 10/08/2009 05:53:00 PM
A Cason Lane Academy teacher accused of pocketing students’ lunch money was charged with theft under $500 Monday by Murfreesboro Police.
Teacher Angela M. Strube, 30, of Sky Valley Trail in Smyrna was charged with theft of the money from her third grade students after an investigation by Detective Lt. Nathan McDaniel.
McDaniel's arrest warrant accused Strube of removing the lunch money from envelopes.
Murfreesboro City Schools’ spokeswoman Cheryl Harris said Strube was suspended without pay. She is a tenured teacher.
Police spokesman Kyle Evans said the Murfreesboro City Schools system, not the children, was the victim because the teacher reported the children paid for the lunches.
"She admitted to taking the school lunch money – just to pocket the money," Evans said.
Principal Chad Fletcher reported money missing from the school lunches and Smart Card fund Sept. 14.
Evans said the investigation about the Smart Card fund money remains open.
"We are glad to make an arrest in this case," Evans said. “Anytime you have an authority figure you trust stealing from the most vulnerable is a sad situation."
Strube is scheduled to answer the charge Nov. 30 in General Sessions Court.
Angela M. Strube is reason # to homeschool.