Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Former Charles County school employee pleads guilty

Barnes-Thomas admits to purchasing electronics through Title I funds

Tuesday, June 7, 2001
Gretchen Phillips, Staff Writer

The former Charles County public school employee who was charged for illegally using thousands of federal education funds to purchase electronics for her personal use pleaded guilty in federal court today.

Rhayda Barnes-Thomas, 41, of Accokeek pleaded guilty to theft involving a federal government program, in connection with a scheme to use federal funds received by Charles County Public Schools to purchase technology items such as iPods, computers and televisions for herself, friends and family, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

According to the release, Barnes-Thomas admitted to stealing more than $5,000 worth of property purchased using federal funds between 2009 and January 2011.

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