Sacred Trust

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BLOG POST #241: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a school district superintendent.

With 25 years of experience, he became the superintendent of a K-12 school district with approximately 8,000 students. Shortly after his promotion he began working on a $198 million bond to build new schools and renovate others. The bond passed. Read More

Not So Fast

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Robin Lyons Author websiteLast month, while schools closed due to an abundance of caution with the COVID-19 outbreak, the court system continued to sentenced people for school-related crimes.

This woman thought she’d set herself up for a comfortable retirement life. Not so fast—she received a wake-up call when law enforcement came knocking.

BLOG POST #229: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school student finance clerk.

She had worked as a student finance clerk for 19 years before she retired. Almost two years after she’d retired, she was indicted on 222 felony embezzlement counts. Read More

Mother of the Groom

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

We’ve all been approached by a relative or neighbor child about purchasing something for a school fundraiser. Schools are forced to be creative in finding other sources of revenue because they are underfunded by the state and federal government.

When you read about a school employee mishandling the money, it adds insult to injury.

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Greed and the Perfect Audit

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons blogBLOG POST #211: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school district chief financial officer.

As the chief financial officer in the K-12 school district with close to thirty-five thousand students, his salary was one of the highest in the district. He’d been with the district twenty-five years.

High Marks

For twenty-four years, the school district’s independent auditors gave the school district high marks for their excellent financial practices. As would be expected, the superintendent proudly spoke to the school board about this incredible achievement.

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Self-Serving School Administrator

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #196: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an Assistant Director of Academics at a junior-senior school.

Have you ever donated money to a school fundraiser? Maybe you’ve volunteered to help raise funds for a particular school project or activity. If so, this greedy person’s dirty deed will make you angry.

Schools don’t have a lot of fluff in the budget. In this case, there was a generous budget that was partly funded through donations.

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