CPS bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

February 22, 2008 3:13:21 PM PST
A former Chicago Public Schools employee has been sentenced to four years in prison. Prosecutors say she embezzled more than $450,000.

Marilyn Jenkins-Evans pleaded guilty to theft last August. She had worked at Simeon Career Academy before she was promoted to finance manager for Chicago Public Schools.

But Jenkins-Evans continued to do the books for Simeon. Officials say she wrote checks on a school account and deposited them in a personal account. The missing funds were uncovered during an audit when a new principal came to the school.