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April 29, 2008 Leave a comment
Subsitute teacher arrested in student trip scam http://www.privateofficer.com
DOUGLAS, Ga. April 29 2008
By: Rick McCann
Ntl. Assoc. Private officers
www.privateofficer.com— Authorities say that they had been notified by numerous people of a possible scam involving a subsitute teacher and a trip to Florida.
After looking into the allegations authorities say that a Coffee County High School substitute teacher has been arrested in what police now say appears to be a scheme to bilk money from students promised a trip to Disney World.
Police investigators have charged 39-year-old Christy Wise with theft by conversion after they say that she collected more than $7,400 from students for their senior trip but never booked the reservations.
Investigators say that they have learned that nearly 50 students toting suitcases and bags lined up outside Coffee County High on Friday waiting to start their vacation, but the bus never came and Wise never showed up.
Police believe Wise never had any intentions of scheduling the trip.
Police located Wise and took her into custody charging her with several felonies and booked her into the county jail.
An official at the Coffee County Jail said Wise posted bond and was released Sunday.
The amount of the bond was not immediately known.It is not known if police were able to recover any of the money from wise after her arrest.
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