Former owner of Wake Forest Christian school guilty of theft
Posted September 12
Raleigh, N.C. — The former owner of a private Christian school in Wake Forest pleaded no contest Monday to a charge that she stole money from the school.
Sue Horton Romano, 54, of 2700 Durham Road in Wake Forest, entered the plea to a misdemeanor larceny charge. She had been charged with felony embezzlement.
Police say Romano stole $11,186 from Rejoice Community School in 2014, according to an arrest warrant.
She diverted money from the school into a personal bank account and spent it on restaurants, makeup and other personal expenses, authorities said.
Romano was sentenced to 45 days in jail, suspended to a year on probation.