Ex-school superintendent in West Virginia accused of theft

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal authorities say a retired county school superintendent in West Virginia has been charged with fraud and theft, accused of taking computers bought by the Logan County Board of Education and using public funds to decorate and supply her son’s 2015 wedding.

An indictment Thursday accuses 68-year-old Phyllis Doty of Logan of stealing at least 20 Apple iPods and iPads worth more than $12,000 between 2011 and 2015 and selling them on eBay or giving them as gifts.

She retired in 2016 from the southern West Virginia district.

She is also accused of ordering more than $6,500 of wedding supplies like bread baskets, easels, drink dispensers, columns and decorative urns with Board of Education money.

Doty is scheduled for arraignment March 7.

A phone listed in Doty’s name has been disconnected.

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