By Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press
A Michigan high school teacher was trusted to coordinate student events, including homecoming and a student-parent trip. Instead, she stole thousands of dollars from the students.
Macomb County, Mich., authorities said Thursday that Lydia Johnson blew it as part of the more than $90,000 she spent last year playing penny slots at MGM Grand Detroit casino.
A search of her classroom at Dakota High School revealed several casino receipts next to the open and empty homecoming envelopes, prosecutor Eric Smith said in a news release.
“This teacher held a position of trust within the high school,” he said. “She repaid that trust by feeding student funds into a slot machine.”
View the full story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/22/teacher-steals-homecoming-money/692200001/
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