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Former Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Director
Pleads Guilty to Theft of School District Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today, STEPHANIE SPRING, 45, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, pled guilty to theft of funds from the Tulsa Public School district before United States District Judge John E. Dowdell at the Page Belcher Federal Courthouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Spring is the former Athletic Director of the Tulsa Public Schools, a recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education. It is alleged that during 2011, while serving as Athletic Director, Spring rented certain school facilities and misappropriated rental proceeds by depositing those funds into her own personal account.

Today, Spring entered a guilty plea and agreed that she owes $92,218.72 in restitution to the Tulsa Public Schools.

At sentencing, Spring faces up to ten years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and mandatory restitution. A sentencing date will be set by the Court.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vicki Zemp Behenna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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