Teacher Accused of Misusing School Funds
(Nashville, Tennessee) A 40-year-old teacher at Lakeview Elementary School, Heather Wardlaw, has been accused of using a school-issued credit card for her personal benefit.
During the course of the investigation, and with the assistance of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, investigators developed information that between August 2009 and November 2013, Wardlaw, an art and social studies teacher at Lakeview Elementary School, misappropriated $11,527.41, nearly $9,000 of which was spent on personal items — including clothing, an iPad, and alcoholic beverages – using a school-issued Walmart credit card.Wardlaw was booked into custody and subsequently released on $10,000 bond.
Additionally, investigators learned Wardlaw took more than $2,500 from an account belonging to an after-school basketball program she managed for her personal use.
On Monday, the Humphreys County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Wardlaw, charging the 40-year-old Eva woman with one count of Theft over $10,000.