Sunday, December 27, 2009


A trusted employee with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System was arrested on December 8, 2009 after she allegedly padded her own bank account through private information from fellow workers.
Authorities said Terry Jenkins-Williams, 39, used her job as a payroll worker to gain access to part-time employee bank account information. She found part-time workers who only worked a few times a year, according to a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
She's accused of skimming from their paychecks or creating fake time sheets for them and funneling that money directly to her checking account. Investigators believe Jenkins-Williams began fudging numbers in October 2006. The total amount of money from fabricated hours added up to $10,423.61.
"If you look at the grand scheme of things, we have over 6,000 employees and it's unfortunate that one employee would bring a bad name to the school system," said Chris Trahan, a school district spokesperson.
Police cracked the case after a substitute teacher claimed she hadn't been paid for working last month. Jenkins-Williams is charged with four felonies and remains in jail on $30,000 bond.

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