Bail totaling $39,000 was set for the former McKeel School administrator accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the charter school.
Ginger Collins, 45, faces seven charges of embezzlement with bail amounts ranging from $15,000 to $1,000 on the different charges.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the former administrator confessed to stealing the $105,426 when School Director Alan Black confronted her about it. She is accused of creating created fake companies in an attempt to cover up the embezzlement.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the scheme was discovered in early September when McKeel's assistant director of operations, Julie Ehnle, noticed charges for a prom dress and false eyelashes to a school credit card to which Collins had access.
Collins resigned in lieu of termination on Sept. 16.
Collins, prior to changing her name from Rosenau, was hired to teach at Kathleen High School in 2005 and became an administrative assistant there in 2007. She was promoted to assistant principal in 2008. She became principal in October 2012. In 2014, she became the principal of Kathleen Middle School.
She was on leave with Polk County School District when she accepted the job at McKeel.
Collins had not posted bail Wednesday night and was still in the Polk County Jail.