Former Mansfield school official faces theft charges in Tarrant and Collin counties

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A former Mansfield school district official have been charged with theft by a public servant, officials said Friday.

Scott Weber, 53, of Allen surrendered at the Tarrant County Jail on Aug. 10 and was released that day on $7,000 bail, according to jail records.

A Collin County prosecutor confirmed on Friday that Weber faces a similar charge in Allen.

Weber was director of business and finances for Mansfield schools from April 30, 2012, until March 19, when he resigned for personal reasons, according to his letter of resignation.

School district police opened an investigation a week later and found evidence of “unauthorized expenditures” totaling less than $2,000, according to a statement from the district.

John Schomburger, Collin County’s first assistant district attorney, said Friday that Allen police have presented a case against Weber for theft over $1,500. Schomburger declined to elaborate.

Weber worked for 11 years at various finance positions for Allen schools, including budget director and finance director, according to his resume.

The Allen American newspaper reported Wednesday that, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, a school district internal audit showed Weber embezzled $17,780 from the district and caused another $7,042 in losses for not seeking proper reimbursements.

This report includes information from Star-Telegram archives.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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