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Former Baltimore principal pleads guilty to stealing school funds

Posted at 6:42 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2018-08-30 17:36:34-04

A former high school principal pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing thousands of dollars from the school.

Leslie Lewis, 44, of Owings Mills, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft in connection with two schemes to steal money and property from the Baltimore Community High School.

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Lewis stole about $13,409.28 from a PNC Bank account, which she set up on behalf of the high school, according to court documents. The funds came from the sale of school supplies, uniforms, snacks, class dues and graduation fees.

Lewis was also charged with stealing more than $35,000 worth of technology from the school, as well as money from the school's student fund.

Lewis is expected to be sentence on Jan. 31.