BILLINGS, Mont. - A former Billings school administrator has admitted she stole and pawned nearly $14,000 in school-owned electronics, including laptop and tablet computers.
The Billings Gazette reports Dulce Whitford pleaded guilty Friday to felony theft and three misdemeanor counts for lying to investigators.
Prosecutors say detectives determined Whitford stole $13,700 worth of electronics from the district and pawned them in 57 transactions between June 2012 and October 2013. Whitford was the director of the district's Indian Education for All program and received a salary of just over $94,000.
The investigation began when electronics from the school district turned up at a pawn shop in November 2013. The district placed Whitford on leave in November 2013 and she resigned a few days later.
Sentencing is set for July 18.
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