Former Arlington, VA, Teacher Union President Arrested for Allegedly Embezzling Over $400K
“investigators discovered Gant gifted herself $350,000 worth of bonuses and pay from 2020 to 2022”
Teacher unions sure haven’t done much lately to endear them to the public.
FOX 5 in DC reports:
Arlington Education Association president arrested for embezzling over $400K
A former Arlington Education Association president has been charged with four counts of embezzlement and is being accused of stealing nearly half a million dollars.
The AEA is the local union for Arlington public school educators.
The Arlington Education Association is supposed to advocate for teachers, but instead, former President Ingrid Gant seemed to be advocating for herself.
According to Fairfax County police, Gant stole more than $400,000 from the organization.
FOX 5 knocked on Gant’s door Tuesday to give her the opportunity to explain why she allegedly embezzled money from the AEA, but she wasn’t home.
Gant was president of the local union for six years and her job was to handle funds.
AEA board members grew concerned, police said, after Gant failed to provide financial reports and did not file tax returns. She was fired in March 2022.
Calibre CPA Group was hired by AEA to conduct an internal audit that uncovered Gant did in fact steal money.
After six months of reviewing her activity, investigators discovered Gant gifted herself $350,000 worth of bonuses and pay from 2020 to 2022. She also allegedly charged $70,000 on business debit cards for personal items like gas, food, and even amazon purchases.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
I looked her up. A “POC”. I am sure the race card will be played.
Education professional. Check.
Correlation is not causation, but it can win you a buttload of chips at any casino you want to name.