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.

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  1. lancasdte says:

    Corrupt FBI and DEA use no-knock warrants to enter suspect’s homes while they are away and steal items.

    They mostly steal watches, jewelry and less frequently expensive prescription drugs by returning a second time and swapping them with fakes.

    Some of them where stealing wear item parts off of cars, swapping them with old worn out parts from their personal autos and in some cases leaving the auto in a dangerous state.

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