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AG: Former Del. school worker stole $150,000

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
William Hitch

The former finance director of the Laurel School District has been charged with the embezzlement of $150,000 from the schools.

William Hitch, Jr. is charged with theft and other crimes in the case dating back to September, 2001.

Investigators say, in that time, Hitch made unauthorized payment to himself for overtime an additional pay.

Hitch was indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury for theft, misusing computer information, and the misuse of public information.

Hitch resigned his position from Laurel School District in December, 2009.

He turned himself in to police on June 11 and was released after posting bail.

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