HILLSBORO, MO – In federal court 51-year-old Angela Huskey pled guilty to embezzling $1.6 million from the Grandview School District, near Hillsboro, over a 10-year period.
During the embezzlement Huskey worked at the school district as a business manager and administrative assistance to the superintendent.
Grandview Superintendent Matt Zoph said in August he got an email that Huskey’s retirement was more than her base salary and he started investigating. That’s when he found multiple discrepancies in Huskey’s file and called in a team of lawyers and financial experts.
They found that from 2004 to 2016 Huskey had been manipulating salaries so that in the time she worked there she had an almost 700% salary increase.
The financial examination also found that Huskey had been creating accounts payable to vendors that were really going to her and making personal purchases on the districts credit card.
Huskey also altered the schools direct deposit for employees so that money would say it was going to a teacher but it was attached to her bank routing number. Multiple teachers ended up paying extra taxes for salary that they never actually got.
Residents said this is not an area with big businesses so all of the money to fund the school comes from residential tax payers. They said they feel robbed and mad that no one caught this sooner.