Idaho school secretary charged with embezzlement

Idaho school secretary charged with embezzlement
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — A secretary at a junior high school in southeastern Idaho has been charged with two counts of grand theft after between $30,000 and $40,000 was discovered missing from a school account over the past two years.

Allison Kay Hoth of Preston was arraigned last week in Caribou County court. A preliminary hearing in District Court is set for Feb. 18.

Police Chief Val Sparrow says Preston Junior High School officials discovered discrepancies in two deposits made by Hoth and confronted her. Sparrow says Hoth confessed to embezzling the money.

Police are still investigating and Sparrow says he cannot say what Hoth was using the money for.

The school district's attorney, Diane Tappen of Boise, said the district is cooperating with the investigation and Hoth has been put on leave.