The audit, which was conducted in 2010, found $66,370.80 that went missing over a five-year period between July 2005 and June 2010.
During that time, Murchinson received cash from various sponsors but auditors said that cash that was exchanged for coins/change received by the school “had not been receipted from the vending machines.”
DeKalb Schools spokesman Walter Woods said that after the audit was completed on Oct. 28, 2010, the information was forwarded to the District’s Attorney Office and to Georgia’s Public Safety Commission in the spring of 2011 for action against Flanagan’s educators license.
“The district attorney has not brought an indictment yet,” he said. “We expect they will make their determination.”
According to the report, the receipt books for the school’s step team and 7th Grade Jaguars were not available for review during the 2006 school audit. Through a search warrant issued from the DA’s office, the step team’s receipt book was found at Flanagan’s Clarkston home.
“The receipt book still contained yellow receipts totaling $945 which were not deposited in the local school checking account and are considered missing,” the report said.
When questioned about the missing receipt books, Flanagan stated that the two receipt books in question were lost by sponsors. “I requested a written statement from each of the sponsors but have not received a Step Team sponsor statement,” the report quoted her as saying. “I have turned in the response from the 7th Grade Jaguar sponsor. Everyone was given an accounting handbook that signed out a receipt book. This handbook explained all procedures for handling, receipting, and turning in all funds and books.”
Woods said the school district entered into an agreement in December 2010 with Flanagan to repay more than $11,000. He said she repaid about $6,800, then stopped making payments in spring 2011.
Flanagan was on administrative leave but resigned in January this year. Murchinson retired in November 2010.