EL RENO — A former cafeteria manager at a Yukon elementary school is accused of stealing more than $8,000 in lunch money during the last school year.
Connie Lynn Wise, 54, was arrested Monday and booked into the Canadian County jail. She is charged with four counts of embezzlement and one count of violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
Wise, who has resigned from the district, worked at Lakeview Elementary School as a cafeteria manager before her arrest.
An affidavit filed in Canadian County District Court shows that Wise would pocket cash intended to prepay students' meal accounts. The defendant then “manipulated the computer system” to conceal the thefts, records show.
“An audit of the software revealed that numerous prepayments for students' lunches were backdated in the computer program,” the affidavit states. “The defendant was responsible for making these false computer entries based upon the user identification.”
Court records show that Wise took money from students on “approximately” 150 individual school days last year.
“With few exceptions, the only days that money was not missing were the days that the defendant did not come to work due to illness,” the affidavit states.