Representatives of an organization at Triton High School filed a complaint last month about someone embezzling money from their group.
The report from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office indicates that representatives of the Triton High School Academic Boosters Club filed the report. The group alleges a suspect took approximately $14,000 from an account to create another nonprofit organization.
The report does not indicate specific people who were involved.
Harnett County Sheriff’s Maj. Jeff Huber said the money was privately given and taxpayer dollars were not involved.
“The way I understand it, it was money that was given to private individuals to this organization at the school,” Maj. Huber said. “I don’t think taxpayer money was involved.”
Harnett County Schools Superintendent Dr. Aaron Fleming said he was aware of the situation. He said because private funds were involved he cannot comment on the matter.
“I know about the situation, but I cannot comment at this point,” Dr. Fleming said.
Triton High School Principal Ryan McNeill said he could not comment on the case. He referred all questions to Dr. Fleming’s office.
The report of the incident says the case remains under investigation.
— Tom Woerner