Ohio middle school principal admits wallet theft, resigns


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say an Ohio principal has resigned after she pleaded guilty to stealing a thrift store worker’s wallet last summer.

Authorities say surveillance footage shows Nicole Edwards take a Goodwill worker’s wallet off a checkout counter last July in Delaware and look inside before putting it in her purse and walking away.

Edwards’ attorney, Sam Shamansky, says in court filings that Edwards is mentally ill.

The Columbus principal pleaded guilty to felony theft in April and was ordered into a treatment program.

District spokesman Scott Varner told The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/233Ja2l ) on Saturday the school board accepted the former Johnson Park Middle School principal’s resignation three weeks ago after she was reassigned from her post.

Neither Edwards nor her attorney could immediately be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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