SCHOOL CAFETERIA MANAGER CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a school cafeteria manager for the theft of around $30,000 from student cafeteria funds in small increments over an estimated two year period. 40-year old Lydia Faye Bradley of Mayo Trail Court in Crestview has been charged with grand theft following an investigation prompted by the Okaloosa County School District.

 Lydia Faye Bradley

Lydia Faye Bradley

In November 2015, a parent at Riverside Elementary School in Crestview requested a refund of a child’s cafeteria funds and was provided with less than the amount that should have been refunded. The School District then began an internal inquiry and audit which revealed similar cash management discrepancies involving Bradley’s handling of some accounts.

School District representatives contacted law enforcement in March after reviewing their audit findings which revealed that the software utilized by the school for lunch payments showed funds were entered and then subsequently deleted by Bradley. The audit also discovered that a number of other cash transactions were never entered into the system but instead misappropriated at the register by Bradley.
Copyright ©2016 The Good Country. All Rights Reserved