Friday, December 9, 2016
Court appearance today for ex-principal charged with embezzlement
The former principal of a Minneapolis elementary school charged with embezzlement has a first court appearance today. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Anne DePerry used a school district credit card for more than 11 thousand dollars in personal purchases, plus another five thousand dollars that’s unaccounted for or suspicious. Authorities say DePerry told auditors she must have accidentally used the wrong credit card and offered to reimburse 17-hundred dollars — but investigators found additional charges and noted that DePerry would have had to use the school district’s system to approve the charges — something that would have been unlikely by mistake. DePerry was principal at Whittier International School and resigned in November 2015.