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Former owner of Wake Forest Christian school guilty of theft

Posted September 12

— 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.


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  • Catherine Edwards Sep 12, 3:53 p.m.
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    Now that's not very Christian.
    Why these people think they won't be caught is beyond me.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 12, 3:41 p.m.
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    So many will take from others. Entitlement in this country is out of control. The snowflake judge won't even send her to prison. This is not her fault. It is our fault (it takes a village). We did not give her money out of our pockets. We should be ashamed. God help this country.