CLEVELAND -- Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said the operators of a Cleveland charter school that closed in 2010 misspent about $578,000 that should be repaid to the state.
The Plain Dealer reported the state audit released Thursday alleged Greater Achievement Community School Superintendent Elijah Scott deposited at least $46,000 in public money into a personal bank account from 2003 to 2010.
It also said about $126,000 was spent on OnStar service, dry cleaning, videos, lodging and other questioned items and that Scott authorized $187 for alcohol with meals.
Investigators could find no documentation of the purpose of about $229,000 in additional withdrawals.Findings have been forwarded to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor.
A message seeking comment from Scott was left before business hours Friday at the charter school he currently heads.
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“Auditor says Ohio charter school misspent $578,000.” Associated Press, Lancaster Eagle Gazette (OH), 3/24/2012