(Barrington, Illinois) A report from earlier this month (11/14).
Former Barrington High School Fine Arts Department Chairwoman Julie Salk was arrested on theft charges Tuesday.Salk retired last June after being placed on administrative leave.
Barrington Police charged Salk with one count of theft over $500.
Police say she stole $5,022 in theater and raffle ticket revenue from a "Hello Dolly!" production in March 2012. In the 2010-2011 school year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported Salk's salary as $142,024.27.
Her initial court date will be held later today, at 1:30 p.m. at the Babcox Justice Center in Waukegan.
Frankly, I find it incomprehensible that someone would jeopardize a $140K+ job for a mere 5K.