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Paradise Valley Unified School District - Theft and Misuse of Public Monies


Our investigation revealed that from July 2007 to November 2009, Beverly Hodges, former North Canyon High School bookstore manager, misused $72,511 of public monies, embezzling $67,162 of this amount for her own purposes. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has taken criminal action against Ms. Hodges, which resulted in Ms. Hodges’ pleading guilty to one count related to theft. As part of the accepted plea agreement, Ms. Hodges agreed to pay $72,511 in restitution to the Paradise Valley Unified School District.