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Police Arrest Teacher for Stealing From Students
 
February 8, 2007 - Tampa Police detectives have arrested a Chamberlain High School Advisor
 for stealing money that students raised through volunteer work to pay
 for graduation events. Tampa Police were alerted to the actions of the
 defendant, Cheryl Foster-Lawrentz by the school when SunCoast bank
 notified them of suspicious activity on the account. Professional
 Standards Department of Hillsborough County and Tampa Police Detectives
 conducted a joint investigation over a one week period. The
 investigation revealed that this individual was receiving the payment
 checks from the volunteer work of the students and placing the checks in
 her own account instead of the schools account. This theft occurred
 between 11/05 and 12/06. A total of twenty one checks were diverted,
 totaling $9,559.00. At this time there is only a few hundred dollars
 left in the defendants account and it has not been determined where or
 how the stolen funds was spent. The stolen funds were proceeds that the
 school receives through the volunteer efforts at special events at
 raymond james stadium.
 SUSPECT: Foster-Lawrentz, Cheryl Maria
 DOB: 06-23-74
 2243 Neff Court
 Land O Lakes, Fl. 34639
 Sergeant Jim Contento is assisting in the PIO office and is available
 to answer questions in regard to this case. The Sgt will be available at
 1pm, at district one, 3818 w tampa bay blvd. 354--6678

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