LIVE OAK, Fla. -- The treasurer and the former president of the United Teachers of Suwannee County were arrested Friday for allegedly taking money without the approval of the union.
Union treasurer Rhoshonda Herring, 39, and former president Sheryl Daniels, 56, are each charged with one count of Grand Theft, according to a Suwannee County Sheriff's Office Probable Cause Affidavit.
According to the affidavit, Herring wrote out to herself "109 checks totaling $38,638.00" and "wrote checks for cash that totaled $5,764.00" without approval of the union.
Herring also allegedly wrote out to Daniels "checks totaling $12,234.00." The checks, which were signed by both Herring and Daniels, were taken between January 1, 2008 and May 21, 2013.
Herring, who teaches at Suwannee Intermediate School, is alleged to have falsified treasurer reports to the union, according to the affidavit.
Jerry Scarborough, superintendent of schools, told the Suwannee Democrat on Monday that the allegations against Herring are being investigated before the board takes any action.