Ex-Official Sentenced In Plot To Steal From School

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Charles County school official who stole from federal funds for low-income students has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Rhayda Barnes-Thomas, 41, of Accokeek was also ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution at sentencing Friday.

According to her plea agreement, Barnes-Thomas used Title I funding — federal aid awarded to school districts with large numbers of children from low-income families — to buy more than 200 electronics items, including Nintendo Wii consoles and games, televisions, iPads and iPods.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live