January 8-- An employee at Southeastern Technical College has been dismissed after admitting she stole money from the school's adult education program.
According to STC President Dr. Cathy Mitchell, as much as $50,000 may have been diverted over a period of years. The exact amount won't be known until an investigation by the Vidalia Police Department is completed. The name of the employee is being withheld pending charges in the case.
The school says the shortage came to light during a financial review of the Southeastern Certified Literate Community Program which is a separate entity from the college. It operates the area GED program from the Adult Literacy Center on Brinson Road in Vidalia.