Helena Middle School bookkeeper accused of stealing over $100k from school
HELENA, Ala. —
Shelby County School district officials confirm that on June 1st law enforcement officials arrested a Helena Middle School bookkeeper for allegedly stealing over $100,000 from the school.
Tyee Eason has been employed with Shelby County Schools for eleven years, serving as Helena Middle School's bookkeeper since its 2008 opening. School officials placed Eason on administrative leave after an internal audit showed $2,500 schools funds were unaccounted for. Officials say the investigation is ongoing.
Superintendent Randy Fuller said "as soon as [administrators] became aware of a discrepancy of funds at Helena Middle School, [they] reported the matter to law enforcement officials, and the employee was placed on administrative leave."
Eason posted a $30,000 bond on the day of her arrest and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 26th at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Daniel Crowson.