resident has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to a charge of theft
from Lake Station Community Schools, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Northern District of Indiana said.
58, pleaded guilty last week to the felony charge of theft from a program
receiving federal funds, in exchange for which the government will recommend
a sentence at “the low end of the applicable guideline range,” according to
the agreement filed on July 23, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
agreement, Woynaroski would pay a restitution of $23,003.27 to Lake Station
Community Schools, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The plea agreement
is not binding on the court. Theft from a program receiving federal funds is
punishable by a sentence of up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $25,000.
According to the
indictment, filed on July 17, Woynaroski, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 21, 2012,
did “embezzle, steal, obtain by fraud, and otherwise without authority
convert to her own use, money and property worth at least $5,000” from Lake
Station Community Schools.
The case was
investigated by the FBI.