Former Bookkeeper Charged With Stealing School Funds

A former bookkeeper is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in school funds.

April Lamont was charged with six counts of felony embezzlement by Greenville police.

The 40-year-old Lamont was the treasurer at Wintergreen Primary School until she resigned in July.

Police say she stole nearly $50,000 in school funds. The missing money was found during an internal audit of the school's financial account.

According to investigators, Lamont took the funds between March 2007 and this past July by taking cash and writing checks to herself totaling more than $49,200.

She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 secured bond.

The school system says Lamont started working for them in 1999 as a teacher's assistant. Spokeswoman Heather Mayo says Lamont had been a bookkeeper for at least the past four years.


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  • by Concerned on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:51 AM
    This women is a THIEF!!! She is still walking, driving, and shopping in Greenville with OUR money! Why was nothing done to her and why was she not thrown in jail. Sadly the justice system has let down the hard working parents of Wintergreen who she stole from right under their noses, but she can't face when seen in public. She runs!!! Guilty!!!! One day she'll meet her maker.
  • by LEvi on May 16, 2011 at 02:12 AM
    What job does she supposedly have that is payroll and ssn???
  • by Concerned Location: Local on Mar 28, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    I would like to know how it is that she can just get off with probation and was put on house arrest for a yr or something like that. WHAT!!!!!! What she did was wrong and she should have had more severe consequences than that. AND the job that she has now... she is doing payroll and dealing with highly sensitive information (and can easly access credit card info and ssn's) Why hasn't anything been done? Why in the world is she out free and living the life while there are others who do the same crime and get jail time? It's a shame.
  • by parent Location: winterville on Sep 24, 2010 at 07:23 PM
    it is public information...again call the da office. if you are as involved as you say you would already know. the word has already spread what has happened.
  • by Beth Location: Greenville on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    Trust me, Levi, your tax dollars don't support me. I support myself and my family quite well without the need for your tax dollars. I do, however, believe that all of us who spent hundreds of hours fundraising for WGI have a right to know the outcome of this case.
  • by Levi on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:37 PM
    Beth, you must have A LOT of time on your hands to be so CONCERNED with this. WOW!! Nice to see my tax dollars are hard at work for you.
  • by Beth Location: Greenville on Sep 21, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    Did anyone see the court news in the paper? I searched through and must have missed it. I still would like to know the outcome.
  • by Levi Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2010 at 08:19 AM
    everyone chill out,...court news comes out on sunday, y
  • by Beth Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    I don't if I will feel better or worse knowing the outcome of the trial. I do know that those of us who have dedicated many,many hours of service to WGP deserve an answer and explanation of what occurred.
  • by Parent Location: Winterville on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    Call the courthouse, your School board office, and see if there is a place to locate that information. I guess the question will be once you find out will it make you feel any better knowing?
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