A former Board of Education employee faces charges for embezzling more than $40,000 over nearly a two year period.
Police said they arrested Maria Bourlogiannis on Tuesday.
They said the investigation began in Aug. 2016.
Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett met with detectives to report activity she noticed within the board's finances.
Detectives said their investigation revealed that Bourlogiannis, who worked for the Accounts Payable Department, embezzled money between March 2013 and Dec. 2015.
They said she also forged a number of documents with the intent of defrauding the board.
She was fired from her position on Aug. 16, 2016.
Bourlogiannis was arrested at her home on Tuesday without incident.
She was charged with first-degree larceny and 10 counts of second-degree forgery.
She was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Aug. 21.
Brummett released the following statement regarding the case:
From the moment we became aware of this unfortunate situation, Plainville Community Schools has cooperated fully with our local and state authorities. I would like to thank them for their professionalism and diligence in bringing this matter to justice.
Our fiscal responsibility to the citizens of Plainville is of the utmost importance. Any misappropriation of public funds is unacceptable and must be dealt with the to fullest extent of the law.
We have worked diligently to identify and implement processes and procedures to ensure our business operations have appropriate oversight and checks and balances going forward.
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