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Grand Jury Indicts Fmr. Columbus Schools' Treasurer for Theft in Office

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- A former Columbus City Schools treasurer has been indicted on a count of theft in office after allegedly stealing tens-of-thousands of dollars from the district over an 11-month period.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced the indictment of Tina Dorsey on Tuesday, after a state audit turned up evidence that Dorsey received $27,741.69 in school special event funds from December 19, 2011 to November 28, 2012.

Dorsey, 43, served as an area treasurer for the district, working with Columbus East High School, Champion, Monroe, and Clearbrook Middle Schools, as well as Eastgate, Trevitt, Beatty Park, Fairwood, and Ohio Avenue Elementary Schools. 

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost ordered a special audit of those schools' finances after becoming aware of an internal investigation into Dorsey's activities that was conducted by district officials.

Dorsey could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the theft in office charge, according to O'Brien.
 
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