A Plainville Board of Education employee is accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the Board of Education and forging documents during the scheme.
Maria Bourlogiannis, 59, was an employee of the accounts payable department at the time. According to police, she embezzled money from the Board of Education from March 2013 until December 2015. She also forged documents to assist in defrauding the board, police said.
The investigation began when discrepancies in the board’s finances were uncovered by the superintendent and reported to police on Aug. 1, 2016.
Police said that Bourlogiannis was terminated from the Board of Education on Aug. 16, 2016.
“We have worked diligently to identify and implement processes and procedures to ensure our business operations have appropriate oversight and checks and balances going forward,”Plainville Super. Maureen Brummett said in a statement.
Brummet said the money would have gone to various funds to pay for computers and fuel.
Bourlogiannis was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree larceny, and second-degree forgery.
She was released on a $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 21.