Thursday, April 28, 2011

Former school superintendent accused of embezzling money from south-central Okla. district

Garvin County prosecutors have accused the former Pauls Valley school superintendent of embezzling money from the district.

Sixty-year-old Bobby Russell was arrested Wednesday and booked into jail. A judge set bail at $20,000 and ordered Russell to return May 20 with proof he has retained an attorney or with an application to have counsel appointed for him.
Court records show Russell faces four counts of embezzlement and six counts of obtaining money by false pretense.
The Oklahoman reports that authorities allege Russell used two checks of $11,500 each from the district for his own purposes. Russell also is accused of getting two checks for $2,951 in 2009 for his wife, Debby Russell, as pay for summer school classes she didn't teach.
There was no telephone listing for Russell.

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