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School District Embezzlement Investigation

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By KWGS News

Tulsa, OK –
The internal review of the Tulsa Public School's athletic department is reportedly focusing on embezzlement. A source tells KWGS it may be tied to the use of school district athletic facilities without the approval of, or compensation going to, the Education Service Center.

The Tulsa World reported in its editions, the internal investigation is now getting the attention of the Tulsa Police and the District Attorney. The DA is asking Tulsa School officials to have the Tulsa Police Department review the investigation before it makes its way to his office.

The review is expected to last at least another month.

The school district's Atheltic Director Stephanie Spring resigned last month after being implicated in hacking into another employee's email. Last month, all of the district's coaches were called to an ethics meeting at the Education Service Center.

Here is an email sent to KWGS by the Tulsa School District:

Statement from Tulsa Public Schools regarding athletic department criminal investigation: "In response to recent inquiries and reports in the media, TPS can confirm that it has been conducting an ongoing internal investigation of activities within the Athletic Department. The focus of the investigation is related to allegations of embezzlement and misappropriation of funds. Given the complexity of the subject matter and the commitment to conduct a thorough comprehensive investigation, the investigation may continue for an extended period of time. Upon completion of the investigation the results will be presented to the District Attorney for review and analysis. At this time TPS is unable to provide any additional comment or information related to specific details of the ongoing investigation."