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Woman sent to prison for stealing $87K from Florida charter school

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Lisa Ann Betz of Fort Myers swindled a Florida charter school out of big bucks, but was caught in the act.

Betz believed that her suspicious activity was going unnoticed but red flags had school officials on high alert.

A former administrative assistant at a southwest Florida charter school has been sentenced to months in prison for stealing more than 87,000, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Betz believed that her suspicious activity was going unnoticed, but school official’s were investigating her every move.

Lisa Ann Betz of Fort Myers was also ordered to make full restitution to the school after being found guilty of first-degree scheme to defraud, the state attorney’s office said in a news release.

Betz, 61, was the coordinator of high school operations for the Florida Southwestern Collegiate High School until her arrest in January, officials said.

She resigned from her position at the school.

Between 2014 and 2019, Betz failed to deposit cash she requested students pay for various club accounts, the report said.

She also requested all payments be made to her.

She deposited more than $70,000 in unexplained cash to her personal account during the same period.

The case was referred to the state attorney’s economic crimes unit by the school’s police department, the report said.