GRAND PRAIRIE -- When it comes to solving crimes, sometimes you need only do one thing: Follow the money. That was the case with former Grand Prairie ISD Chief Financial Officer Carolyn Foster.
Foster was arrested Monday in Richardson at her current job at International Leadership of Texas. She's been charged with one count of federal program theft after $600,000 came up missing from the district.
According to GPISD, Foster allegedly ordered the money withdrawn from district bank accounts and delivered by armored truck to the district office. We’re told two district employees had a feeling something wasn't right.
The day after Foster left her job with Grand Prairie last September, now a year later, she's been busted; and now district policy is a bit different according to GPISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Hall. "We've enhanced our video technology, made very sure that we have no blind spots. One written policy that we've changed is to limit the amount of money that can be delivered from a financial institution to $10,000," she said.
Foster faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. "It was a day that we have been looking forward to” says Hall. "The fact that it was on my favorite day of the year, first day of school; I mean it was the best thing that could've happened."
Yeah. the best thing for GPISD.
But for Foster? Not so much.