Substitute Teacher Arrested After Refusing To Return $27,000 She Was Mistakenly Paid For Two Days Of Work

A Connecticut substitute teacher is now facing a larceny charge after she was mistakenly paid more than $27,000 for two days of work, and refused to give it back, New York Post reported.

In 2020, 24-year-old Shalyn Coley began working for the Stamford Public School District as a substitute teacher. Despite the going rate for a substitute teacher within the district being $105, Coley received a payment of over $54,000, which was about $27,000 after taxes, for two days of work in November of 2022.

When the error was noticed, Coley told the district that her bank prohibited her from reversing the transaction herself. She claimed that “the city has to reverse the transaction on their end.” After a bit of back and forth, Coley agreed to give the district a check for the amount that was mistakenly deposited, but never did.

On March 8th, Coley was arrested and charged with larceny, and $19,863 was seized from her bank account. During her arraignment at the state Superior Court in Stamford, a judge dropped her bond of $250,000 bond if she assured them that she would reappear in court on May 8th.

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