COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Auditor Keith Faber issued a finding for recovery Thursday against Brenda Combs, a former lunchroom cashier for Wayne Trace Local School District in Paulding County, after the school found $2,045 of lunch room fees collected but not accounted for.
“This former employee thought she could use her position to take advantage of students and defraud taxpayers,” Faber said. “Fortunately, the school district uncovered the abuse and contacted my office so we could set things right.”
Combs’ responsibility was to collect money from students for food items. In 2019, the school district identified a total discrepancy of $2,045 between lunchroom fees collected and fees deposited. These discrepancies were a result of non-cash adjustments posted to the Meals Plus system by Combs.