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Former Springboro Superintendent Sentenced Following Convictions in Mileage Reimbursement Scheme
For Immediate Release
Columbus – The former superintendent of Springboro Community City Schools in Warren County was ordered to make restitution of more than $2,500 and sentenced to three years of probation after he was convicted of stealing mileage reimbursements from the district, Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigation Unit announced.
Daniel Schroer was indicted in August 2021 and pleaded guilty in early March to criminal counts of tampering with records and theft in office, both felonies, and filing a false disclosure statement and representation by a public official, both misdemeanors, in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
The charges were the result of an investigation by the Auditor of State’s Special Investigations Unit and the Ohio Ethics Commission that determined Schroer took advantage of his role as superintendent to falsely report travel and improperly receive reimbursements from the district.
The loss to Springboro Community City Schools was $1,291.66, which Schroer earlier repaid. He was also ordered Thursday, as part of his sentencing, to pay an additional $1,291.66 in audit costs (state law caps such restitution at the amount stolen, regardless of the actual audit costs involved).
Since 2019, the Special Investigations Unit has assisted in 79 convictions resulting in nearly $2.7 million in restitution (Map of SIU Convictions Since January 2019: https://ohioauditor.gov/fraud/convictions_map.html). The team receives hundreds of tips of suspected fraud annually. Tips can be submitted anonymously online or via SIU’s fraud hotline at 1-866-FRAUD-OH (1-866-372-8364).
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.