Ex-School Employee Awaits Trial

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, July 2, 2015

PRINCE EDWARD —A former Prince Edward County Schools employee is scheduled to stand trial July 15 on two felony charges.

Eric T. Vaughan, 45, of Farmville is charged with embezzlement and forgery. He was supervisor of maintenance for the schools before being terminated in October, said Division Superintendent Dr. David Smith. Vaughan had worked for the school division since 1998.

Commonwealth’s Attorney James R. Ennis confirmed the charges against Vaughan.

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“One alleges an embezzlement, which it is an HVAC unit, that it is alleged that he as an employee of the school, purchased it through the school and converted it to his own use and sold it,” Ennis said.

Court records show Vaughan was indicted by a grand jury in November. The indictments allege the actions occurred in early July 2014. Warrants were executed Aug. 28 for embezzlement greater than $200 and forgery.

“Once there was a hint of information that might’ve suggested something improper, I turned it over to the State Police for investigation and it then went from there,” Smith said.