The former director of food services for a Connecticut school district has been charged in connection with nearly $500,000 in missing cafeteria receipts.
Bruce Gluck, 61, of Middletown Springs, Vermont, has been charged with larceny in the first degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the first degree and tampering with evidence in connection with money missing from the New Canaan Public Schools.
The investigation focused on the alleged thefts of money from New Canaan Middle School and Saxe Middle School.
Police said the cash was misappropriated from 2012 until 2017. Gluck is the third person charged in the case.
Money might have been taken prior to 2012, but police said they did not focus on an earlier time frame due to the direction of the state’s attorney’s office because of the statute of limitations.
Police said banking records showed that Gluck made large cash deposits during the time of the alleged thefts and most of the deposits were made during the school year and tapered off when school was not in session, police said.
When Gluck retired, daily money intake totals increased, police said.
One of the other people charged told investigators Gluck took $100 from each day's cash receipts.
A phone message was left with Gluck's lawyer, the Associated Press reports.
Gluck is free on $25,000 bond and due in court May 13.