Teacher allegedly stole tuition payments

May 27, 2009 11:09:09 AM PDT
A former southeastern Pennsylvania school teacher is charged with more than 100 misdemeanor counts for allegedly stealing tuition payments from students. Kenneth Umbrell, of Christiana, in Lancaster County, was an instructor in charge of the driver training program at the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.

According to a police affidavit, Umbrell received tuition payments from students but never deposited the funds.

Last year, an auditor determined the school was missing $77,735 in tuition funds.

Umbrell waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on 104 counts of theft by failing to make required deposits.

According to the affidavit, Umbrell was fired last fall after an unrelated incident at the school.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal, http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/paper/sundaynews/

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