Laurel school secretary indicted on theft charges

Bryan (Delaware State Police)

A former North Laurel Elementary School secretary has been indicted on a pair of felony theft charges.

Delaware State Police arrested 40-year-old Wade Bryan of Laurel, after he was accused of stealing from a 2021 summer and fall pizza fundraiser and Pre-K tuition.

According to the indictment, the school discovered checks for the fundraiser had not cleared parent’s bank accounts and Bryan did not make any deposits. In addition, the fundraising company was improperly given the district’s bank account information to pay for the fundraiser. School officials checked a school safe to discover all the cash was missing and checks were never deposited.

An internal audit led to Bryan as the person responsible for those deposits and accuse his of stealing $3,198.50 in cash from the fundraiser and $1,775 from the Pre-K tuition funds.

Bryan was indicted on February 14 on two counts of Felony Theft Over $1,500. He turned himself in to Delaware State Police and was released on his own recognizance.

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