High School Band Director Charged With Embezzlement

There's been another arrest of a public school employee in Wayne County.

Antwann Smith, the former band director at Goldsboro High School, was arrested this morning and charged with embezzlement.

Police say they began their investigation after the school system reported missing money from the high school.

The 28-year-old Goldsboro man was released on a $2,500 bond pending his first court appearance.

The school system says Smith resigned on October 25th and started with the school in August 2010.

Smith is the second school employee to be arrested this month in Wayne County for embezzlement. A school bookkeeper was arrested earlier this month on charges he stole from Brogden Middle School.


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  • by common cents Location: goldsboro on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    smh, guess they should pay teachers more instead of extending the school year and no raises for four years, all jokes aside theft is wrong on any terms. I think its interesting how some things in Wayne County Schools are kept quiet and others are blown up.
  • by just saying on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    I think people have done far worse and gotten less attention and less punishment.. Its funny how low people in high places always get off and the small criminals get in the most trouble. I am not speaking in defense of the band director's actions... I am just saying that there should some element of fairness with regards to punishment. I think some of the "higher ups" in Wayne County Schools waste more money than he took by giving breaks to their friends and hiring their church buddies to do things that they are not qualified for... just saying...
  • by crewdog Location: goldsboro on Dec 2, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    Another chicken come home to roost with his taxpayer degree.
  • by a classmate Location: Goldsboro on Dec 2, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    So people talking bout him so much and media blowing this up...what evr happen to SPRUNT HiLL case.... dont see any mugshots and media about his millions of dollars of taxpayer money wasted..embezzellment....kickbacks .. wayne county blasts who they wanna blast
  • by Bee on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    Okay so how in the world do Goldsboro High School Band have $25,000 dollars & they look the way they do? This had to be a set up! You people need to open your eyes and see something ain't right! Those kids deserve better, and instead of saying these stupid comments go help them since you have so much to say! >> Yall have all this to say about Smith and The band put not tryinq to help the proqram or the problem !
  • by Love Band on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    Okay so how in the world do Goldsboro High School Band have $25,000 dollars & they look the way they do? This had to be a set up! You people need to open your eyes and see something ain't right! Those kids deserve better, and instead of saying these stupid comments go help them since you have so much to say!
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      by 40some on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:18 PM in reply to Love Band
      Maybe that's why you couldn't get new drum heads kiddo. Teach was out treating the ladies for the last few years at yours and your classmates expense.
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        by Moe on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:28 PM in reply to 40some
        last few years ? he has only been there one year !
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        by Tabitha on Dec 2, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to 40some
        what?? he has a fiance and a baby so how can you say that when you don't even know him..
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        by s on Dec 2, 2011 at 09:13 AM in reply to 40some
        How can you say such a thing. Do you know him??Mr.Smith was not about that life.How can you say such a thing if you do not know him?
  • by Moe Location: Goldsboro on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    I dont even know how this came about. I'm a current band student and everyone in the band didnt even pay half as much money as they said he stole. If you guys only knew. The band at Goldsboro High doesnt even know about money like that . We cant even afford new drumheads !
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:58 PM
    nobody knows so nobody needs to say anything ! if you dont know him personaly than u couldnt say whether he did or didnt .
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:17 AM
    why is it, people with good jobs mess up, and then get fired..I dont get it..would love to have a decent paying job and good hours..how can I apply for his
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      by Ummm....Greed? on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:59 PM in reply to ncyankee
      But I figured, you being a yankee, You'd know this by now. You must be from the Upstate area.
  • by GlenCoco on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    Please STOP w/ these comments! I am former student of his. The band doesn't even know what $25,000 looks like. It would be sop much better if you actually knew the situation. If any thing he gave more to the band out of his pocket.
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      by nightrain on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:49 AM in reply to GlenCoco
      Are you serious. You liked him as an instructor, I get that. I guess you think it would be okay if I robbed your house and took your money, as long as I was a good person who volunteered in the community.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:03 PM in reply to nightrain
        I'm very serious! You're looking into what the media is saying if you knew the story you would have a change of heart. As we say "Mr.Smith is not about that life"
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        by Jux on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:14 PM in reply to nightrain
        No that wouldn't be right, but those kids couldn't even give him$30 a week. I know hands on
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