MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Crystal man has been formally accused of stealing more than $100,000 from an Anoka County charter school.
The sheriff’s office says Bernard Ivory Fox, 44, is charged with one count of theft by swindle.READ MORE: Bemidji Police Seek Help Finding Teens Emily Luhm And Zoe Jones
Fox worked as a human resource and finance manager at PACT Charter School in Ramsey, and is accused of taking funds meant to pay for the school’s building lease.READ MORE: 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea, Police Ask Public To Avoid Area North Of Hawthorne Street
The criminal complaint says Fox made 18 unauthorized transfers of $6,250 to his personal account, amounting to $112,500. The transfers were made between November of 2015 and October of 2016.
The theft was discovered during an outside financial audit of the school.MORE NEWS: MN Weather Timeline: Hail Possible In Southeastern Minnesota Saturday, Warm Week Ahead
Fox could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.