October 20, 2014
RIALTO, Calif. (AP) - The superintendent of a Southern California school district has been placed on paid leave after an employee was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in lunch money.
The board of the Rialto Unified School District placed Harold Cebrun and his chief of staff on leave Wednesday.
Cebrun, who's denied involvement with any crime, told the San Bernardino Sun on Thursday that he agreed with the decision. Cebrun says the ongoing investigation must be perceived to be fair.
Authorities arrested former district accountant Judith Oakes last month on suspicion of embezzlement, grand theft and burglary. She handled deposits of student lunch money into a district bank account. Authorities say she was captured on video stuffing money into her bra.
She couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.