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Houston School Principal Accused of Shoplifting

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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Principal Accused of Shoplifting Christmas Ornaments

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Mother was arrested at the scene.

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A school principal in Houston has been accused of shoplifting about $350 worth of Christmas ornaments and men's clothing from a department store.

The Houston Independent School District on Tuesday said Tammie Daily has been temporarily reassigned amid the investigation.

The principal at Shadydale Elementary School was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor theft charge. An attorney for Daily says the 52-year-old woman put the ornaments in a shopping bag to protect the items and then forgot to pay.

Daily, who makes nearly $112,000 annually, also allegedly did not pay for some cologne, a man's shirt and two ties. She paid for the items after being stopped by store personnel, but was then arrested, charged and later released.

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