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Audit alleges thousands misspent by school employees

Audit alleges thousands misspent by school employees

(Cincinnati, Oh.)--An audit released Tuesday, by Ohio Auditor of State, Dave Yost, brings forth more allegations against two employees of a Cincinnati Charter school. The audit reviewed the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy's, fiscal year ending on June 30th, 2011.

Yoast, says the audit found former School Superintendent, Lisa Hamm, and former Treasurer, Stephanie Millard, misspent thousands of taxpayer dollars

 

The audit alleges that Hamm and Millard spent almost $7,800 in overpaid salaries, nearly $38,000 on entertainment, food, and travel - including tickets to Cirque du Soleil, and Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours.

 

Last year, Hamm and Millard were indicted on 26 counts of theft in office, unauthorized use of property, tampering with evidence, and tampering with records. The charges stem from a previous special audit covering 2006 through 2010 alleging that almost $520,000 dollars was misused by Hamm and Millard, on theater tickets, lawn care services and vacations to Europe.

 

Hamm and Millard were fired by the school days after they were indicted, both have pled not guilty. The two are scheduled to go to trial in March.

 

 

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