Marietta City Schools Theft Totals More Than $100K

By
Regina Donizetti

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Updated Thu, Oct 25, 2012 11:20 am

A former Marietta School District assistant treasurer is accused of stealing more than $100,000.

Barbara Mincks allegedly re-issued checks in her name originally made out to other companies.

Washington County Sheriff's Detective Troy Hawkins says suspicions arose after an annual audit check by the school system produced unusual results.

"Just actually by chance, the state auditors happened to view a check that had been written to Ms. Mincks, in this case, the suspect, that looked out of the ordinary," says Hawkins.

The school district contacted law enforcement, and Mincks was put on leave.  Hawkins says when the investigation was launched, Minks admitted to the crime.

"She indicated to us, law enforcement, that she had been stealing for approximately five years. So, she had been through four previous audits where this wasn't caught and also through previous administrations at the school district," Hawkins said.

Hawkins says once investigators feel confident in the accused stolen amount, the case will be presented to a Washington County grand jury.

He says Mincks could be indicted on various charges, including theft in office and tampering with records.

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