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Delaware City School District Secretary Charged with Theft in Office
Columbus – Based on an investigation by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Special Investigations Unit, a former Secretary for Delaware City School District, Kim Todd, was charged today with two counts of Theft in Office.
“This is a clear example of a public official abusing the public trust,” Auditor Faber said. “Ohioans should be confident that when they pay their taxes, that money goes toward a proper public purpose.”
While Todd was secretary at Delaware Hayes High School, she is alleged to have repeatedly used a district credit card to pay for personal expenses, which is a fifth degree felony. The investigation also found that Todd misappropriated other district funds in order to repay that credit card abuse, a fourth degree felony.
The school district placed Todd on administrative leave for violating school policy related to the F-5 charge, pending an investigation. She submitted her resignation while on administrative leave
Todd’s arrangement is scheduled for 2:30 today at the Delaware Court of Common Pleas.
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.