School, library funds stolen, audits find

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State auditors say they have uncovered evidence of theft from a Carter County elementary school and a public library in Overton County.

Statements on Wednesday from the office of State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said former Valley Forge Elementary School bookkeeper Tabitha Street was indicted last month on one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of official misconduct.

Auditors said Street took more than $8,000 from the Elizabethton school, manipulating the books to conceal the theft.

On the Cumberland Plateau, the Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston lost $6,000 to theft.

Auditors found money raised by the Friends of the Library were deposited into the main account to conceal electronic withdrawals by a former library employee.

Wilson said the library has since improved procedures.

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