Thousands Embezzled From Lovington Schools

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

LOVINGTON, NM - A former Lovington school employee accused of embezzling more than 15,000 dollars from the school district. Now, police have a warrant out for her arrest. On Wednesday, the Chief of Police told NewsWest 9 about their investigation.

The Lovington Police report from the Chief is extensive, and explains how a former school employee in charge of payroll allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars since May. 

The report is pointing the finger at 43-year-old Jamie Ann Moore. Jamie Moore allegedly wrote a total of ten fake checks while working in the school district's central office. She allegedly used a fake name, address, and social security number for the checks, making them out to an Ann Moore, when really there was no such person working there. 

In total, all the checks add up to 15,790 dollars and some change. Lovington's Assistant Superintendent had noticed the money missing (and the fake checks) earlier this month, and according to the report, officials allege Moore admitted to writing two fake checks.   

Police said a warrant is out for her arrest. What is not clear is how the loss of thousands of dollars will affect Lovington Schools.