Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chesterfield, Virginia school employee arrested for embezzlement

A Chesterfield school employee is now behind bars. 58-year-old Emmett M. Berry is accused of stealing from his own school.

Police say the thefts went on for months before he was arrested on three counts of embezzlement at Curtis Elementary School.

The school system is being tight lipped, but we got our hands on the court documents.

Chesterfield school spokesperson Shawn Smith released a short statement.

"Mr. Berry is no longer employed by Chesterfield Schools," said Smith.

According to court documents, the alleged thefts date back to March of 2012 and continued off and on until August of this year. Berry is basically accused of raiding the janitor's closet. Police say he took things like boxes of paper towels and even toilet tissue. Police say the items stolen total more than $600.

"I had no clue," said Angel Hayzlett who has young family members who attend Curtis Elementary School. "I hadn't heard about it until now. Crazy! I guess he needed to clean his house."

Berry is due in court in early November.

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