Friday, September 27, 2013

That's a Lot of Salisbury Steak, and a Big Bra

A former school district accountant allegedly made off with more than $2 million in lunch money, according to officials in Rialto.

KCAL9′s Crystal Cruz reports Judith Oakes made around $60,000 a year working for the Rialto school system.

However, police are now accusing her of making a lot more than that illegally — possibly as much as $3 million.

Oakes, 48, spent 25 years with the district as an accountant.

She resigned recently after being accused of stealing student lunch money.
Police suspect Oakes has been stealing money for the past seven years.

Investigators say they have video evidence, but the footage hasn’t been released, according to Capt. Randy De Anda. When Oakes was arrested, it was widely reported police had video of her allegedly stuffing money into her bra on at least two occasions.

“Obviously she had access to large sums of money and she was able to possess those large sums of money and get them out of the building,” De Anda said.

When Oakes was arrested in August, police said they found thousands of dollars in her possession they suspected was stolen.

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