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School Employee Charged With Embezzlement

Posted July 30, 2007 1:23 p.m. EDT
Updated July 30, 2007 2:41 p.m. EDT

— A former Wake County Public School System employee surrendered to authorities Monday morning after being charged last week with one count of embezzlement.

Marva Charlayna Baker, 35, of 4408 Canadian Court in Raleigh, was arrested for allegedly stealing $24,269.74 from the school system over a several-year period

Initial reports from the Wake County Magistrate's Office indicated Baker was a cafeteria worker at West Millbrook Middle School, but school system spokesman Michael Evans said she was a secretary and bookkeeper at the school.

She had worked for the district from March 2000 until March 2006, which was when school system officials discovered the money was missing. Raleigh police said it was the result of a routine audit.

Baker, who has no criminal record, was released on a $3,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Baker had no comment Monday about the charge.