A former bookkeeper at Stephenson High School was indicted April 26 on fraud and forgery charges.
Shirlene Benton was indicted by a DeKalb County Superior Court grand jury on three counts of financial transaction card fraud, three counts of first-degree forgery and one count of theft by taking.
Benton allegedly used a Stephenson High School purchase card to buy more than $1,300 in electronics for personal use, according to the indictment. Among the items purchased was a 50-inch plasma screen television valued at more than $600. She is accused of forging the signature of a Stephenson administrator on a purchase card authorization form on three occasions during January 2010.
She also is accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the school, between Sept, 8, 2009 and Feb. 17, 2010, according to the indictment. The alleged theft was discovered after an audit by the DeKalb County School System.
Benton was terminated from her position at Stephenson on Feb. 22, said chief assistant district attorney Nicole Marchand.
No trial date has been set, but it is expected to be put on a docket soon, Marchand said.