Teacher unions have come under increased public scrutiny in recent years and for good reasons. Teacher unions are completely allied with the Democrat party and use their money and membership to influence elections.
In Arlington, Virginia, the former president of the local teacher union was recently arrested, when it was discovered that she has allegedly embezzled over $400,000 through faulty bonuses and other self-rewards.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Former Teachers’ Union President Arrested in Virginia for Embezzlement
A former Virginia teachers’ union president was arrested on Monday for pilfering more than $400,000 from her organization.
Ingrid Gant, who led the Arlington Education Association for six years, was charged with four counts of embezzlement following a six-month investigation, the Fairfax County Police Department announced in a press release. An independent auditor who worked with police found that Gant awarded herself many bonuses and improperly made charges to her organization’s debit cards.
Gant is the second teachers’ union head to face charges for abuse of funds just this month. In a strikingly similar case, a former teachers’ union treasurer in Reading, Pa., was charged on Jan. 6 for embezzling more than $400,000 since 2016, the Reading Eagle reported. The treasurer resigned in September when confronted with the improper expenditures.
June Prakash, the president of the Arlington Education Association, declined to comment. Her organization says it “is pursuing all legal channels to recoup any lost funds and hold those responsible accountable.”
But it’s all about the children, right?
BREAKING: Former Arlington teachers union president arrested in Fairfax County for embezzlement. https://t.co/IZ3bxjxH0Z
— Asra Nomani (@AsraNomani) January 25, 2023
Former local Arlington, Va teachers union boss Ingrid Gant was arrested for embezzlement.https://t.co/7sdB8XGLzy
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 25, 2023
Gant gifted herself $350,000 worth of bonuses and pay from 2020 to 2022. She also allegedly charged $70,000 on business debit cards for personal items like gas, food, and even amazon purchases.https://t.co/DsVc4oX8Wa
— BlindFaithBook (@BlindFaithBook) January 25, 2023
Teacher unions are standing in the way of school choice.
They don’t care about students, they care about money and political power.
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