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Assistant principal charged with theft

Posted April 30, 2010 1:35 p.m. EDT

— An assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle School was charged Tuesday with stealing money from the school, police said Friday.

John Fitzgerald Strickland, 37, of 220 Old Dover Road in Dover, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and was released on a $1,000 bond.

Maj. Brian Rhodes of the Mount Olive Police Department said $52 was taken from the school bookkeeper's office on April 23. Police also are investigating the theft of more than $400 from the school book fair, Rhodes said.

Strickland resigned his position after his arrest, officials said.