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Investigators scouring bank records in missing school funds

Rumors are swirling and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Investigators are combing through bank records and paperwork for well over $25,000 in missing funds from the Clyde-Savannah Elementary School Parent Teacher Group (PTG).

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts confirmed Wednesday that his officers are looking into the matter. He declined to say  the amount money stolen, but called it a “substantial” amount.

On Tuesday, school district Superintendent Michael Hayden posted the following statement:

“On Friday, February 2, 2018, the Clyde-Savannah Central School District was made aware of a situation involving a district employee, who is also a volunteer for the Parent Teacher Group (PTG) who allegedly stole funds from the PTG account. The District is cooperating with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as they continue to conduct their investigation into this matter. “All questions regarding this matter should be directed to their office. We will continue to follow our District policies regarding this personnel matter. All previously scheduled PTG sponsored events will go on as planned.”

The District conducted a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, few people attended and few new details were released beyond the superintendents statement.

Sources indicated that a secretary at the school is being investigated.