Federal grand jury indicts three former BISD employees on fraud charges

 More indictments connected with the Beaumont Independent School District have been handed up today.

A federal grand jury has charged three former employees on charges of conspiracy and fraud upon programs receiving federal funds.

According to the indictment, from 2009 to 2012, Darryl Johnson who was employed as a warehouse supervisor for the school district is alleged to have had his wife, Erin Johnson and a friend Kailyn Pete placed on BISD payroll.

Authorities say the wife and friend never actually did the work, but Daryl would fraudulently approve their time sheets, which included overtime.

Pete is accused of paying Daryl $500 from each of the paychecks.

Erin Johnson received a total of $193,998.37 and Pete was paid $90,041.05.

They could face up to ten years in prison.  The three previously faced similar charges at the state level, but those charges were dismissed to allow the federal authorities to take action, since the alleged crime involved federal funds.


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