Ex-secretary at Golden HS pleads guilty to theft

By: News Desk Email
By: News Desk Email

DENVER (AP) -- A former financial secretary at Golden High School accused of embezzling almost $156,000 from school funds for her personal use has pleaded guilty.

The Denver Post reports 54-year-old Judith Marie Eakins of Wheat Ridge pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of theft over $20,000.

An internal audit last September revealed losses in numerous school accounts managed by Eakins between 2009 and 2012. Investigators also found that cash turned over to Eakins wasn't deposited into the school's account, and financial documents had been manipulated.

Some of the stolen money was from ticket sales to school events such as prom, concerts, drama productions and homecoming. Eakins, who also was accused of misusing a school credit card, is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 21.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 221953671 - nbc11news.com/a?a=221953671
Gray Television, Inc.