Former Warren teacher accused of stealing money

A state audit released Thursday shows the Warren School District is owed $35,000 from a former Warren teacher and assistant athletic director facing felony charges for stealing athletic ticket sale money.

Ohio Auditor David Yost issued a finding of recovery for the district’s athletic fund because of cash receipts that were missing, not deposited or incorrectly reported by Len Redmond, 40, a former district teacher and facility manager.

The case has been turned over to local authorities, according to Warren Superintendent Michael Notar. Warren police charged Redmond on March 23 with felony theft.

The audit states Redmond paid back $11,384 of the missing funds, which totaled $46,422. The repayment was made in October of 2011, which was shortly after the missing funds were discovered during a routine internal audit. Redmond was responsible for athletic ticket sales.

He was fired shortly after in 2011.

Once the internal audit showed a discrepancy, the records were turned over to the state auditor for investigation, Notar said. The district also conducted its own investigation and fired Redmond last year.

The audit states the district discovered Redmond had not deposited, incorrectly reported or had taken the funds between August 2009 and October 2011. The audit broke down the missing funds this way:

  • Cash receipts, evidenced by season ticket information on season ticket cards, supposed to be collected but were not deposited in the amount of $15,478.
  • Cash receipts, evidenced by events with ticket detail reports, supposed to be collected but not deposited in the amount of $23,977.
  • Cash receipts, evidenced by events without ticket detail reports, supposed to be collected but not deposited in the amount of $5,068.
  • Cash receipts, evidenced by amounts on ticket detail reports, were incorrectly reported in the amount of $716.
  • Missing monies were $1,183.

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