resident has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of stealing from the
Valparaiso Community Schools, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern
District of Indiana said.
Julie A. Schroeder,
51, agreed last week to plead guilty to a charge of theft from a program
receiving federal funds, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
against Schroeder, filed on July 17, states that the theft occurred between
Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, during which time Schroeder--“an agent and
employee of Valparaiso Community Schools”--“did knowingly and intentionally
embezzle, steal, obtain by fraud, and otherwise without authority convert to
her own use” moneys in excess of $10,000.
The plea agreement
specifies an amount between $30,000 and $70,000 and in that agreement
Schroeder undertakes to pay restitution to the Valparaiso Community Schools
in the amount of $37,750.15.
Under the terms of
the plea agreement, Schroeder would be entitled to a two-point reduction in
the offense level “for acceptance of responsibility”; but agrees also to a
two level increase “for abuse of a position of trust.”
scheduled for Nov. 20. The case was investigated by the FBI.