Teacher accused of stealing from athletic events

Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 05:27:34-04

A substitute teacher has been arrested after authorities say he stole money from school athletic events.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says that substitute worked out at Gaither High School. He has been identified as 52-year-old Charles Lattimore.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Lattimore's job was to collect, report, and turn in the money made at each school athletic event.

But at the end of the year, investigators say, Lattimore had cashed all the event checks, but he had not turned in the money collected at the gate.

The Sheriff's Office also says at one point Lattimore told the school's officials $6,800 had been stolen by unknown persons.

A Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered, over the course of the 2014 - 2015 school year, according to an audit, the school lost close to $10,000.

Lattimore has been fired by the school district.

He was arrested Monday and charged with Grand Theft. He has since bonded out and has been released from jail.