Former Anderson County High bookkeeper avoids prison after money stolen

A former Anderson County High School bookkeeper who was accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the school will avoid jail time, according to The Anderson News.

Kristi McIntosh, 42, was accused of failing to record deposited checks in the school’s accounting system and then taking out cash, according to court documents. An independent audit found more than $12,400 in school funds unaccounted for between July 1, 2012, and Feb. 14, 2017, according to the criminal complaint.

She was charged with theft of more than $10,000 in March following a Kentucky State Police investigation, according to court documents.

McIntosh was fired from the high school in 2017 over dishonesty and insubordination, The Anderson News reported.

The newspaper reported McIntosh pleaded guilty to a reduced theft by unlawful taking charge. Instead of a prison sentence, she will be on supervised probation for five years.