A high school principal from Massachusetts has been charged with embezzling nearly $40k for personal use. She allegedly funded two trips to Barbados, among other things, with the money. The Department of Justice says 60-year-old Naia Wilson confessed to stealing $38,086 from September 2006 to May 2019.
The elaborate scheme involved the usage of an external fiscal agent who issues checks at the request of an administrator. This process is supposed to be for school expenses, not personal expenditures. Wilson requested checks from the agent that she would endorse and deposit into her own personal bank account. For the Barbados trips, Wilson requested checks for her friends so they could deposit the money into their accounts and join her on the voyage.
Wilson was the headmaster of The New Mission School for 13 years. She is facing federal charges and faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.