Springfield Public Schools Investigating “Significant” Theft
Springfield Public Schools Investigating “Significant” Theft

The Springfield Public School District is investigating what it’s calling a significant amount of money stolen from Southeast High School’s activity fund.

The district, in a news release, says the Illinois State Police has investigated and, using data from the district’s audit, came to that conclusion.

“The District is cooperating with the ISP and has every intention of prosecuting the employee to the full extent of the law,” the district said in the release. “[We] will make every effort to recover the stolen funds.”

The employee has been suspended from work without pay.

Interim Superintendent Bob Leming, joining WTAX’s Ray Lytle show Tuesday, doesn’t know exactly how much money was stolen but believes it’s well into five figures.

The interview with Leming is posted below.