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Connecticut Principle Arrested After Gambling Away $10,000 From Fundraising Account

December 27, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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A Connecticut grade school principal is facing larceny charges after she allegedly took more than $10,000 from a school fundraising account and spent the money at casinos.

Marilyn Taylor turned herself into the cops Dec. 19 after discovering there was a warrant out for her arrest, reports EAGnews.org.

An audit revealed she had made 24 cash withdrawals from a fundraising account at Dunbar school.

In total, she withdrew $10,021.40 in November 2013.

As well as spending some of the money at a casino near her Mississippi home, she also used the funds to spend at a Johnny Rockets restaurant, a Walmart and a Dunkin’ Donuts.

She has been suspended from her job, but she will still be paid pending the outcome of her criminal case.

Taylor, who was hired to turn Dunbar around, takes home an annual salary of $125,212.

“Marilyn Taylor will not be returning to work as a principal in Bridgeport. I don’t want to say more at this point,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz. “I am not saying we are terminating her, but I am not waiting.”

“We’re working diligently to make sure justice is served,” city spokesperson Brett Broesder told Fox.

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