Baltimore City Community College Employee Charged In Theft Of Student Tuition

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Baltimore City Community College employee has been indicted on allegations that she directed student tuition payments into her personal bank account, the city prosecutor's office announced Thursday.

Michelle Campbell, of Waldorf, was indicted by a city grand jury on 13 counts charging her in a scheme that prosecutors say netted about $8,000. State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein will personally prosecute the case, his office said in a news release.

The indictment comes the same week BCCC president Carolane Williams was forced out of her job in an abrupt move that she said came as a surprise. Board members said they had been contemplating a new leader since the summer, citing in part a decline in enrollment.

The school could not immediately comment on the case, and Campbell could not be reached for comment.

According to the state's attorney's office, Campbell worked as an administrative assistant at the school's Lombard Street campus and her job included helping students register for courses that would help them obtain certificates in jobs such as pharmacy technicians, nursing assistants and teaching assistants.

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