Van Vleck ISD vice president faces theft charges
HOUSTON – A small town school board vice president is facing big theft charges.
Suzanne Tijerina is charged with felony theft, accused of stealing $12,000 from the district's athletic booster club.
Tijerina is the vice president of the Van Vleck Independent School District's school board. She was free Thursday after posting a $20,000.
The school board wants to assure parents, these allegations don't involve her work on the school board. In a statement, the district said, "The District recently became aware that one of its school board members was arrested under allegations of misconduct regarding the individual's involvement with a local booster club. We wish to reassure our community that there has been no allegation of any impropriety regarding the individual's functions as a member of the Van Vleck ISD Board of Trustees...Van Vleck ISD school board members do not directly handle school funds, nor are they individually able to authorize the expenditure of school money."
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