Former Castle High Employee Sentenced for Embezzling Extra-Curricular Funds

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A former Castle High School employee has been sentenced for embezzling large amounts of cash and checks that were supposed to be used for extra-curricular activities.

Rebecca McKee, 61, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison by US District Chief Judge Richard L. Young following a guilty plea to three counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds.

US Attorney Josh Minkler says, “The citizens of Warrick County deserve better from officials in positions of trust. Those who choose to steal from our public institutions will be held accountable.”

McKee served as the extra-curricular treasurer at Castle High School from 2008-2012.

An audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed that she issued unauthorized checks, made fraudulent claims for re-imbursement, and kept cash received for extra-curricular events.

From July 2010 – August 2012, McKee embezzled a total of $135,000 from the Warrick County School Corporation.

Here’s a breakdown:

•2010 -2011–$19,863.49
•2011-2012–$89,819.06
•2012-2013–$24,325.40

According to Assistant US Attorney Kyle Sawa, McKee must serve one year of supervised released following her imprisonment.

She must also make full restitution of $135,000.

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