A substitute teacher from Connecticut has been arrested after being mistakenly paid $54,000 for just two days of work and refusing to return the money.
Shalyn Coley, a 24-year-old educator in the Stamford Public School District, received over $54,000 for two work days in October and November 2022.
This was according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Stamford Advocate.
The deposit, which was about $27,000 after taxes, was made in her bank account. The going rate for a substitute teacher in the district is $105 per day.
Coley, who was hired in 2020, emailed the district that her bank would not allow her to reverse the transaction.
She claimed that “the City has to reverse the transaction on their end,” according to the warrant.
She promised the district that she would return the mistakenly deposited amount, but the police said she never did.
Subsequently, police seized $19,863 from Coley’s bank account, according to the warrant. She was then arrested on March 8 and charged with larceny.
Coley was arraigned on the same day at the state Superior Court in Stamford, where a judge reduced her bond from $250,000 to a promise to appear.
She is scheduled to next appear in court on May 8, according to The Advocate.»Stamford District Substitute Teacher Arrested for Bank Error Payment«