ST. PETERSBURG - In 2001, Marva Dennard became director of a private school in Childs Park, saying she wanted to help African-American children. A large percentage of her students, disabled and poor, qualified for state scholarships.
"My purpose is to keep them out of prison," said Dennard, a prominent community activist.
But now, it is Dennard who is in trouble with the law.
On Thursday, she was arrested on charges that she stole more than $250,000 from state voucher programs intended to help low-income and disabled students. Charged with grand theft and aggravated white collar crime, Dennard, 68, was held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. . . .
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Grand Theft Voucher
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