Auditor investigating embezzlement in Bernalillo Schools

The State Auditor’s office announced Friday morning an investigation into alleged embezzlement at Bernalillo Public Schools. The announcement came as a release sent to media Friday morning. “Our education dollars must be safeguarded from fraud,” State Auditor Tim Keller said. “The investigation will shed light on whether tens of thousands of dollars were funneled away from the needs of the schools. We appreciate the district and the police department for bringing these concerns forward and we will work together to get to the bottom of these serious allegations.”

The allegations say that a former employee embezzled $68,000 from the district.