By Garin Flowers
August 6, 2013
Suwannee County, FL - A current and former teacher in Suwannee County are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Suwannee County Teachers' Union. WCTV was told that the two educators turned themselves in this past Friday. They are believed to have written and signed checks to themselves without the proper consent.
On the Facebook page of the United Teachers of Suwannee County it says it advocates for the teachers and support personnel of Suwannee County Schools. Two union members are accused of stealing from teachers.
Suwannee County Sheriff deputies arrested 39-year-old Roshonda Herring, the Union Treasurer and 56-year-old Sheryl Daniels, a former President of the Union for grand theft.
"It's very unfortunate."
Parents we spoke to in town were surprised to hear the allegations.
Tonya Poulton: "It's taking away from our children and it's just not good."
SCSO says the alleged incidents took place from January of 08 to May 2013. Herring allegedly wrote out 109 checks to herself totaling more than $38,000.00.
She also allegedly wrote out checks to Daniels, totaling more than 12-thousand dollars-- without permission from the union.
We weren't able to get in contact with Daniels. Ms. Herring refused to comment on camera.
"It's not fair to the teachers that work hard and want to provide a good service to the children and then you have the ones that are alleged stealing from the teachers that are trying to help the children."
Superintendent of schools Jerry Scarborough told us the county attorney asked them not to speak at this time...until they make a decision on what to do.
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