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Former Germantown Middle School majorette coach accused of stealing $1400+ in student fees

(TN COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) – An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has found that Vicki Anderson, the former Germantown Middl...
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(TN COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) – An investigation by theTennessee Comptroller’s Office has found that Vicki Anderson, the formerGermantown Middle School majorette coach, pocketed at least $1,418 in studentfees that she wasn’t authorized to keep.

Anderson collected at least $2,000 from students in May 2018 whenshe hosted a one-day summer camp at a local hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. TheShelby County School District was not aware the camp was being held, andAnderson was not authorized by the district to hold the camp or collect moneyfrom students.

Investigators determined that Anderson spent $582 for six hotelrooms and food. She kept the remaining $1,418 for herself. The school districtnot only requires prior authorization for activities held over the summer, itrequires any money collected to be deposited with the financial secretary ofthe school.

Anderson was trained on proper financial procedures for schoolsupport organizations in August 2017. 

The school system terminated Anderson’s employment on May 17,2019. In November 2019, Vicki Anderson was indicted by the Shelby County GrandJury on one count of theft over $1,000 and two counts of official misconduct.

To view the investigative report, go to: https://comptroller.tn.gov/office-functions/investigations/find.html or CLICK HERE.

If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse of public money in Tennessee, call the Comptroller’s toll-free hotline at 800.232.5454, or file a report online at: www.comptroller.tn.gov/hotline. Follow us on twitter: @TNCOT