Ex-principal gets 90-day sentence in Baltimore school thefts
Feb. 02, 2018
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore high school principal who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $58,000 in school funds has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Leslie Lewis, former principal of Baltimore Community High School, received a 5-year sentence Friday, but a judge suspended all but 90 days and ordered her to serve five years probation.
Lewis also was ordered to pay $58, 689.40 restitution to the city Board of Education.
Prosecutors say Lewis stole more than $13,000 from an account she set up for the school, making ATM withdrawals and purchases at local casinos.
They also say Lewis used deceptive purchase orders to steal more than $45,000 in technology from city schools.
Lewis is the third Baltimore city school principal to be convicted of stealing school funds since 2013.