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Jul 15, 2011 6:29 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Ex-school employee pleads guilty in fraud plot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former employee of the Jefferson Parish Public School System has pleaded guilty to conspiring to embezzle school funds.
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Geselle Savoy, who was a testing technician for the Jefferson Parish schools, received 50 unauthorized payments from the school system totaling nearly $38,000.
The resident of Alamogordo, N.M., faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea Thursday to one count of conspiring to commit federal program fraud.
Savoy allegedly submitted fraudulent payroll documents so she and other school employees would be paid for unauthorized work.
Her sentencing is set for Oct. 12.

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