No Probation for Former Superintendent Accused of Stealing From District

The former Hebron superintendent accused of stealing $15,000 from the town has been denied probation, according to the office of the clerk at Rockville Superior Court.

Eleanor Cruz, of Essex, was arrested on larceny charges in August after an internal audit found that Cruz used district credit cards for personal purchases and to analyze board of education data in Plymouth, where she began working shortly after leaving Hebron.

Cruz was asked not to report to work in Plymouth after her arrest, and in a decision met with applause, the Plymouth Board of Education voted unanimously to accept Cruz's resignation at a meeting in September.

The court clerk said Friday that a judge denied Cruz's request for probation. The clerk denied to reveal specific details of the request, and the docket has been sealed.

She's due back in court June 19.

NBC Connecticut has reached out to Cruz's attorney for comment.

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