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Lynette Mundey had a great job with the federal General Accounting Office, but she also had a side job: she sat on the Board of Education in Prince George’s County, Md. Together, the jobs paid $93,000 per year, but Mundy has been found guilty of accepting more than $1,700 worth of free and reduced-price school lunches for her own child, which she received over six years. The lunch program is for low-income families; it has a $40,000 income cutoff. Mundey’s crimes were uncovered by a GAO audit. When the jury read the first guilty verdict on the many charges she faced, Mundey reacted so violently she had to be removed from the courtroom while the rest of the guilty verdicts were read. She faces as much as 49 years in prison when she’s sentenced later. (RC/WTOP Washington D.C.) ...School bully who steals lunch money — the next generation.
Story Update: Mundey was sentenced to three years of probation, to pay restitution, and to do 100 hours of community service. She claimed the charges against her were politically motivated due to her school board gig, and vowed to appeal. I looked but did not find any news of her filing an appeal.
Original Publication Date: 06 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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