More charges filed against teacher
Friday, January 24, 2014 1:27 AM
More charges were filed Thursday against a Ninety Six middle school teacher arrested this week amid allegations she stole thousands of dollars in gift cards.
Ninety Six police arrested Heather Page, a 36-year-old northeast Georgia woman, Wednesday and charged her with two counts of financial transaction card theft following a fraud investigation. Officials indicated the woman faces additional charges as she was booked Thursday on two counts of petit larceny and a charge of criminally receiving goods fraudulently obtained with financial transaction card, records stated.
Greenwood County School District 52 Superintendent Mark Petersen confirmed Wednesday Page is an eighth-grade teacher at Edgewood Middle School, where she has taught the past five years. She is listed as an English and language arts instructor at the middle school this school year.
Petersen said Thursday afternoon Page remained employed with the school district, although he placed her on administrative leave when she was arrested Wednesday, awaiting reports from law enforcement.
According to a media release from the Ninety Six Police Department, D52 administrators notified officers of several thefts occurring on school premises during operation hours, which led to a mutual investigation by the NSPD and Edgewood officials. The investigation revealed the suspect took money and gift cards belonging to the school and other faculty members, according to the release.
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