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Paradise Valley AZ March 14 2013 A former Paradise Valley Unified School District teacher was indicted on felony charges Monday after an audit reportedly revealed that he had taken nearly $13,000 from the school district over an 18-month period.
Officials said an investigation by the Arizona Office of the Auditor General found that Brian Dyer, a former North Canyon High School athletic director and math teacher, embezzled $10,578 for himself by depositing school-related cash and checks into his personal bank account from December 2008 to May 2010. About half of that amount came from donations intended for the school and its student athletes, officials said.
Authorities suspect at least $667 came from fundraising proceeds, including cash donations that Dyer had solicited at home soccer games for victims of the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Dyer also is accused of falsifying a cross-country coaching contract to pay the North Canyon baseball coach an extra $2,497 for preseason practices and training that were not allowed. The report also cites a former North Canyon principal and certain unidentified district officials, accusing them of a failure in oversight, alleging that the principal at the time “failed to take action despite two notifications from the district internal auditor.”
Dyer was indicted on five felony counts related to theft, misuse of public money and fraudulent schemes. Source:AZCentral