October 6, 2010
A former Virginia school board clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Montgomery County public schools.
U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy said 45-year-old Anita Price Johnston of Elliston pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud Monday.
Johnston, who was the clerk of the Montgomery County School Board, admitted stealing more than $120,000 over a two-year period.
According to court papers, Johnston deposited checks for facility rental and other purposes into her personal bank account. A plea agreement requires Johnston to repay the stolen money.
Mail fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.