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Rice Convicted Of Theft From Pettisville Concession Stands

Carla Rice

Carla Rice

Carla S. Rice, 52, Pettisville, has been convicted of theft for stealing from a Pettisville school concession stand.

The Fulton County Sheriff Department report on the incident states an employee at the school was working at the school concession stand, Saturday, Feb. 18. The employee observed Rice take money from the cash box and place it in her pocket. She then arranged her shirt so it covered the pocket.

An FCSD deputy spoke with Rice on Monday, March 5. The FCSD report states Rice admitted to taking $120 out of the box.

She took $86 of the money to pay for pizzas that were delivered, but kept the remaining $34 “because she is having a hard time paying bills.”

The FCSD report states Rice admitted to taking money, between $20 and $40, every time she worked the concession stand. The money was used to pay bills.

No estimated amount for all of Rice’s thefts was available.

Steve Switzer, Pettisville Local School District superintendent, declined to comment on the amount.

Scott Haselman, county prosecutor, was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

The report states Rice was a person of interest in incidents involving the Pettisville Music Boosters booth at the Fulton County Fair, and the Pettisville P.A.R.C. program. Those incidents were not reported to law enforcement at the time.

Rice appeared in Western District Court Tuesday, March 27, where she entered a guilty plea.

She was sentenced to three days in jail, and then placed on electronic monitoring for 30 days.

She was ordered to pay $34 in restitution to Pettisville Schools, and was ordered to complete 60 hours of community service.

She also was ordered not to engage in any public activities involving fund raising, and is not allowed to handle money for any third party.

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