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Perrysburg schools employee arrested for theft

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Perrysburg school officials confirm that police arrested district employee Eric Whitson for theft Wednesday afternoon.

Whitson is accused of withdrawing money with two checks worth around $80,000 from the Bowling Green High School Athletic Booster Club. He was the treasurer of the Athletic Booster Club at the time. Authorities believe he was trying to cover his tracks because he needed to replenish money he stole from Perrysburg schools. Whitson is charged with two counts of felony theft.

In a statement, the district revealed that Whitson has been working for Perrysburg Schools since July 2004 and has worked in the treasurer’s office. His primary responsibilities were to handle accounts receivable and student activities accounts for the district. Whitson was put on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

According to school officials, an audit of the district's finances last year revealed no discrepancies or irregularities. The next audit is scheduled to begin in October.

The school district is cooperating fully with Wood County Prosecutor's Office and the Perrysburg City Police Department. More details will be released as they become available.
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