Feds indict ex-Dover charter principal on theft charges
The former principal of the Academy of Dover Charter could face decades in prison after being charged with embezzling $5,000 of federal money from the institution, the U.S. attorney for Delaware announced Thursday.
Noel Rodriguez, 55, was indicted on four counts of federal program theft, accused of taking money or property from 2011 to 2014, the U.S. attorney's office said.
During that time, the school received over $10,000 in federal funding annually from the U.S. Department of Education, which is the "basis for the federal program theft charges," the office said. He embezzled a portion of that money each year, which eventually added up to $5,000.