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She worked at a school cafeteria — and stole $27,000 in student lunch money, Arkansas cops say

A Camden, Arkansas, school cafeteria worker stole more than $25,000 in student lunch money from the cash register at Camden Fairview Intermediate School, police say, and was arrested on felony theft charges.
A Camden, Arkansas, school cafeteria worker stole more than $25,000 in student lunch money from the cash register at Camden Fairview Intermediate School, police say, and was arrested on felony theft charges. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

Usually it’s school bullies who make off with students’ lunch money.

But not in Camden, Arkansas, where a school cafeteria worker has been arrested after police say she stole roughly $27,541.70 in lunch money from a middle school, Camden police told KATV.

Rebecca Naomi Dorris, 53, worked the cash register at Camden Fairview Intermediate School, the TV station reports — but for about five years, she was quietly pocketing money that students paid for their school lunches and breakfasts, according to Camden police.

Dorris was stealing on a daily basis from the cash register, according to school records obtained by KARK.

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Rebecca Dorris, 53 Ouachita County Sheriff's Office

She turned herself in to authorities on Thursday after police obtained a warrant for her arrest, KARK reports.

Dorris faces felony theft charges, according to Ouachita County Sheriff's Office online jail records. She was booked at the county jail Thursday around 9 a.m.

Dorris’ bond was set at $25,000.

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