Head cook Pam Ward will be sentenced next week
A Hillsboro Elementary cook has admitted guilt in stealing from the school cafeteria register.
Hillsboro Police say head cook Pam Ward, was caught by the state auditor pocketing more than $6,500. Ward was charged by the Highland County prosecutor with one count of theft.
Dozens of bank deposits came up short over a four month period and cash from 2,900 school lunches had vanished.
Ward pleaded guilty and is expected to be sentenced by a judge next week.
The auditor is holding Ward responsible for paying back the $6,500.