A former Paulding County School District employee facing theft charges was returned from Florida last week.
Julie Taylor was arrested in Georgia after an internal school audit showed missing money. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office investigated in 2015, then-Cpl. Ashley Henson said at the time.
Investigators believe Taylor took more than $25,000 intended for New Hope Learning Center and used the money to buy a boat.
Deputies impounded the boat.
She posted an appearance bond of $11,200 after being charged with theft by conversion.
She failed to show up for a court date and a warrant for failure to appear was issued by the court, said Henson, who is now a sergeant.
He said Taylor was found in Orange County, Fla., and arrested late last month.
She was returned to Paulding County Sept. 2, he said. She posted another bond of $16,700 and was released from jail.