A Vancouver Island principal in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District is in hot water after stealing money from a school safe, and trying to pin it on an administrative assistant.
Between November 2014 and March of last year, David Street used a key he stole from the assistant, and took $2300 from several accounts inside the safe, including a breakfast program fund and sports fees.
At one point during the investigation he planted $500 in the assistant’s desk to divert suspicion.
In a consent resolution agreement by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch, it says Street allowed blame and suspicion to be cast upon the individual.
Last May he was charged with one count of theft under five thousand dollars.
Several months later he pleaded guilty and received a 21-month conditional discharge with probation, and was ordered to pay the money back to the school.
He was placed on administrative leave with pay, but later resigned.