Former school employee pleads guilty to theft

Cheryl Randall, 59, will be sentenced Aug. 2

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A former Mount Pleasant School District employee pleaded guilty to third-degree theft in Camas-Washougal Municipal Court Thursday.

Cheryl Randall, 59, admitted to using a district credit card to pay for gasoline for her personal vehicle at Hi-Way Fuel in Washougal on numerous occasions between October 2010 and 2011.

“I was buying gas for the School District lawn mowers and wouldn’t charge the district gas mileage, so I thought I’d put $10 or $20 in my car when I filled the gas cans up,” she said. “I always used my personal vehicle for errands.”

Judge Darvin Zimmmerman is recommending Randall serve one day in jail, four days on work crew, pay a $200 fine, $180 filing fee and make restitution to the School District. In addition, she could be held responsible for the cost of the state audit that was conducted when Superintendent Linda Slattery first noticed the discrepancy.

Randall resigned from the School District in late May after being charged with theft. She served as the district’s bus driver, recess aide, cafeteria and custodial supervisor, and oversaw building maintenance.

Mount Pleasant serves approximately 55 students in unincorporated Skamania County near Washougal.

See the full story in the Tuesday, July 3 print edition of the Post-Record.