A Maryland school administrator has been arrested on charges he misused $2.2 million from school funds to pay for an extravagant lifestyle.
The Baltimore school district said Friday that Maryland County Prosecutor Thomas M. Murphy announced the charges against school district employee Jason Johnson, who is charged with fraud, for a period of six months beginning on May 17.
The school district did not provide additional details about the alleged misappropriation, citing privacy laws.
Johnson’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
The district, a regional school system with 1,600 schools, employs roughly 8,000 teachers.
The scandal is the latest in a string of missteps by school administrators that have drawn the attention of federal investigators.
More:The school board last month fired a teacher who used her position to have sex with students and then took pictures of them with her cellphone.
A few months ago, a principal who was also accused of abusing students resigned.
In March, the board appointed an outside auditing firm to audit the school district, but the audit was never completed and was later withdrawn.