School Tax Collector Tries to Kill Herself With $323K Missing From Texas District, Authorities Say

A school tax collector tried to kill herself this month a day after hundreds of thousands of dollars turned up missing in an audit of the district's finances, authorities say.Judith Ann Heaston, 63, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft over $300,000, a first-degree felony, according to the Times Record News in Wichita Falls. She was released on $75,000 bail.The audit at City View ISD was finished Feb. 5, after which the district's superintendent confronted Heaston, who worked in the district's tax office. She couldn't account for the nearly $325,000 missing from the district's coffers and was fired that day. The money had allegedly been embezzled over the course of several years.  Continue reading...

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