Walsh took videos of the cafeteria, including its four lines that all had electronic cash registers to keep track of sales, the news station reported. However, food was also sold at a cart overseen by Watts, which only accepted cash.
Walsh told Channel 2 she thought the cart made an average of about $300 a day, which would potentially add up to more than $50,000 a year.
Three years later, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office obtained an indictment, which Watts pleaded guilty to, Channel 2 reported. The judge ordered her to repay the money she stole, but she will receive no jail time, Channel 2 reported.
Walsh filed a suit against the Fulton County School System and accepted a $50,000 settlement, the news station reported.
The school district emailed Channel 2 that it has toughened its procedures regarding inventory control and has increased training for all employees.
In other news:
Authorities are working to learn the cause of the fire.