A Chicago school worker stole 11000 boxes of chicken wings

A Chicago school worker stole 11,000 boxes of chicken wings

A cafeteria manager at an underprivileged Chicago school embezzled $1.5 million to buy about 11,000 cases of chicken wings.

A local TV station reports that Vera Liddell, 66, used school district money earmarked for the facility to order food for herself.

This scam was committed at a time when students had to complete their courses remotely during the pandemic. The school cafeteria remained open to help children from underprivileged families.

The company handling the grocery delivery knew the lady well as she ordered impressive quantities of chicken wings.

The theft was discovered by a school district superintendent. The food budget was exceeded by $300,000.

Vera Liddell remains behind bars. His bail was set at $150,000.