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Former payroll manager of Shelby Co. Public Schools accused of stealing from district

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Friday, just days after she was indicted for allegedly stealing $590,000 from the school system.

Benita Anglin was arrested Friday morning and booked at the Shelby County Detention Center. She was released by the end of the day after posting $50,000 cash bond.

"We got some information late in the day that something was odd in regards to something in our bank," said James Neihof, Superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools.

That was April 2, when the Shelby County School District noticed money was missing. The former payroll manager is now accused of stealing at least $590,000, according to the Kentucky State Police.

"It's significant and the way the theft was handled was a way that it seemed to be normal expense for the district," said Neihof.

According to the indictment, the crimes took place from March 2007 to March of this year. Kentucky State Police say Anglin used a former employee's identity to steal the money. The school district plans to recover every taxpayer dollar and put it back in the bank, restoring the public's trust at the same time it restore its funds.

Anglin worked at the school district as the payroll manager for 13 years. The 54-year old was suspended on April 10.  She resigned two weeks later.

"I think the best way to put it behind us is to get a clean bill of health that says everything is clean," said Neihof.

The school district is working with the state auditor's office to review records. They expect a full report next month.

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