WAGONER, Okla. - Two former Porter Consolidated Schools employees are free on bond following their arrests last month on charges of felony embezzlement.
Ashley Myers, 29, and Lorri Tedder, 48, are accused of together making nearly $4,000 in unauthorized Walmart purchases using school-issued credit cards approved only for use on school-related needs.
Police made the arrests following an investigation after Oct. 22 when the Porter Public Schools Superintendent Mark Fenton submitted a report to Wagoner police about school employees making unauthorized purchases.
According to police, the investigation revealed Fedder used her card once at the Wagoner store and once in Coweta and Myers, three times in Wagoner, nine times in Muskogee and once in Coweta.
Fenton told police Tedder had been employed by the school for approximately 18 years and Myers, approximately three years.
The two women posted their $5,000 bonds Nov. 27 and are ordered back to court on Dec. 12.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Also in the headlines
Divers with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office entered the water of a Claremore pond around 8:30 a.m. to resume searching for 15-year-old Keith Chambers, who was last seen Sunday afternoon at his home nearby.
Pictures of the first winter storm of the season, Dec. 5 and 6.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
A few of the Week 14 NFL games were played in snow storms.