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Yuma Union High School District - Misuse of Public Monies


Our investigation revealed that from January 2002 through September 2007, Mark Rau, former Yuma High School teacher, may have violated state laws related to misuse of public monies while misusing at least $86,276 that was intended for the benefit of Yuma High School students. Mr. Rau diverted monies from sales at the student store, deposits for school trips, and extracurricular tax credit donations to his personal bank and credit union accounts. Additionally, Mr. Rau prepared or authorized false documents related to his mismanagement of the student store. On January 30, 2012, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office presented evidence of Mr. Rau’s alleged crimes to the State Grand Jury, which resulted in his indictment on felony charges related to misuse of public monies and tampering with a public record.